Tag Archives: night vision

Microsoft Develops Reality Headset for Army Training, Battlefield Tactics

Microsoft is working on a modified version of its reality-based HoloLens 2 headset designed to support the U.S. Army’s military training and combat missions, CNBC reported Saturday. Work on the integrated visual augmentation system is part of a potential two-year, $480M contract the Army awarded to Microsoft in November.

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Marine Corps Acquiring Updated Binocular Night Vision Goggles

The U.S. Marine Corps will acquire around 1,300 Squad Binocular Night Vision Goggles to transition away from the Army/Navy Portable Visual Search devices deployed since the 1990’s, DVIDS reported Tuesday. USMC’s program office plans to issue a final request for proposals for nearly 16,000 of the hybrid binocular night vision and clip-on thermal imaging devices in the near future.

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Army Seeks Night-Vision Tech Improvements

The Department of Defense has placed priority on the development of close-combat lethality, with night-vision technology as a key element, National Defense Magazine reported Friday. The U.S. Army seeks new technology that would boost soldiers' field of view and depth perception in close combat scenarios, and allow for quick, easy use, the report noted.

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DARPA Seeks Lighter Night Vision Gear

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is seeking a light and small design variant of night vision gear, Military Times reported Thursday. Michael Peck writes DARPA has released a small business innovation research solicitation for a night vision system with short-wave or broad-band infrared cameras, infrared weapons illuminators and augmented reality heads-up displays. …

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