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One of the challenges confronted by dismounted soldiers is that the action of maintaining laser target identification is slow and can expose the soldier and requires maintaining target identification for minutes. The gear to put the target laser is quite large and heavy, and there is separate radio communication required.

A new system will be bringing soldiers tightly into the integrated network of sensors and cameras that are used by F35s to communicate with remote missiles batteries and drones.

The modern-day soldiers will be linked to each other, tanks, planes, missiles etc… AI and image recognition in the helmet identifies the target. This could be automatically uplinked and shared. The soldier can add confirmation that an enemy target has been acquired. The AI shareד information if it is somehow unambiguous enough could get sufficient authorization for the target to be targeted. This is especially the case if there were other sensors and satellite confirmation.

Otherwise the soldier verification and validation is needed based on the rules of engagement that are active at the time, as reported by nextbigfuture.com.

Then with hyper-accurate GPS and other systems, the targets get neutralized.

The dismounted soldier system is a version of a fighter pilot’s Heads-Up Display. It combines advanced night vision with augmented reality technology to superimpose a targeting cross-hairs. It is wirelessly linked to the soldier’s weapon to show exactly where it’ll shoot — and tactical data over the wearer’s field of vision. Other aspects will monitor the medical condition of the soldier and record such things as blast overpressure from roadside bomb blasts to assist medical treatment.

Also, US Army soldiers have been testing goggles with an image-recognition system that can automatically spot threats like tanks and warn the rest of the squad — or transmit the target data to a distant missile battery so they can take it out, according to breakingdefense.com.