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How the Army's futuristic new goggles are changing the mechanics of shooting, according to soldiers

    Matthew Cox, Military.com
    Nov 24, 2020 9:11 AM EST
 

After testing out the latest version of the Army's smart-soldier goggles, infantrymen from the 82nd Airborne Division say combat marksmanship definitely changes when wearing the Individual Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS).

The newest Microsoft-designed IVAS prototype resembles a sci-fi version of the tactical dust goggles soldiers wore in the last two desert wars. Slated for fielding in fiscal 2021, IVAS is designed to equip soldiers with a heads-up display (HUD) that allows them to view tactical maps, as well as their weapon-sight reticle.

A special thermal weapons sight mounts on the M4A1 carbine and projects the sight reticle into the wearer's field of view via Bluetooth signal — a technology known as Rapid Target Acquisition.

https://taskandpurpose.com/military-tech/army-integrated-visual-augmentation-system-shooting-mechanics
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