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Soldier lethality is one of the US Army’s six modernization priorities, along with long-range precision fires; the next-generation combat vehicle; future vertical lift; a mobile and expeditionary network; and air and missile defense capabilities.
Within this framework, U.S. Army infantry and other ground combat soldiers may start receiving dual-tubed, binocular-style night vision goggles, enabling greater depth perception than the current single-tubed Enhanced Night Vision Goggles and AN/PVS 14s.
According to military.com, the ENVG B is a “dual-tubed fusion so we can fight day and night, and we are now putting the capability to see, whether it is reticles, sights and everything else, into the dismounted soldier,” Brig. Gen. Christopher Donahue, commandant of the Infantry School at Fort Benning, Georgia, and soldier lethality cross-functional team leader, said recently.
The ENVG technology consists of a traditional infrared image intensifier similar to the PVS-14 and a thermal camera. The system fuses the IR with the thermal capability into one display. The ENVG III weighs about two pounds and features wireless capability.
More about future forces’ night vision equipment and all other aspects of future forces technologies will be at the center of the coming Future Forces Conference and Exhibition organized by iHLS on May 9, 2018. The event that will be held at the Lago Conference Center, Rishon LeZion, will gather the ecosystem’s leading defense industry representatives, experts from the armed forces, police and security services, entrepreneurs and investors.