Monday, May 14, 2018

Our Army continues to own the night

A collaboration between BAE Systems and the U.S. Army has paid off with the success of the Enhanced Night Vision Goggle III and Family of Weapon Sight-Individual (ENVG III/FWS-I) program. Military officials were so impressed with the program that a $97 million order for the devices was placed this Spring.

The new night vision goggles give the following advantages:

  • Soldiers will no longer need to switch between night vision goggles and weapon-mounted thermal sights to engage an enemy.
  • Wireless technology allows a soldier to “see” what the rifle “sees,” which negates the need to look through a weapons sight.
  • Ultra-sharp images remove the need to ‘paint’ targets with lasers.
  • The new technology does a better job of seeing “through” obstacles “like dense foliage.”
  • ENVG III/FWS-I weigh less than previous iterations of the technology.
A monocular used by troops even allows them to “shoot from around a building corner” or “above their heads with accuracy while safely tucked behind a giant concrete barrier,” Fox News reported.

“That’s an incredible advantage,” Ms. Barrie said. “That sort of precision, the ability to be able to see so precisely with such clarity, will really enable our soldiers to distinguish between someone who’s a threat and not a threat. … It doesn’t really get much better than that.”
So, what do the Iranians have?  Maybe the Norks are smart to surrender (because that is in fact what they're doing), as we would fight them non stop 24/7 with these once the festivities began.

11 comments:

  1. Iran has allah to guide the rounds that they spray at random.

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    1. Aloha Snackbar! (ululation by the women begins)

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    2. do them be ululating mystery women?

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  2. indyjonesouthereMay 14, 2018 at 1:44 PM

    How fragile is the wireless technology...can it be interfered with using technology?

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  3. I remember seeing footage of the Tet Offensive where a bunch of
    soldiers were hunkered behind a short block wall. They were
    raising their M-16s over their heads doing a spray and pray.
    This would allow our soldiers to actually see what they are
    aiming at. The ability to kill the enemy without exposing
    a soldier will save lives.

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  4. Wireless. Not a good idea to go wireless.

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  5. wireless means the other guy knows what your guy knows and he knows where your guy is and that he is there. be better off with a wire or fiber optic link to the weapon and helmet mounted sight. and what about the power supply? heavy assed batteries??? lose it.

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    1. put the batteris in the stock. fucking idiots.

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  6. I'm sure this new technology will be California-approved "eco-friendly," so you can expect soldiers to have miniature windmills on their helmets and solar panels on their backs.

    They'll only be allowed to shoot when the wind is blowing or the sun is shining, but the environmental impact will be greatly lessened!

    Oh, it's for seeing in the dark? Sorry, can't do that. Refer to the modern gas can design for insight!

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    1. Make em wear day glo pt gear when they go out into unfriendly territory. Make sure the ROE doesn't let you fire first.
      When are they going to purge the general officers from the obama/clinton era?
      Please let it be soon.

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