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The Army's Latest Night-Vision Tech Looks Like Something Out of a Video Game


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The type of imagery soldiers might see through the Army's enhanced night-vision goggles.

The U.S. Army is training with futuristic night-vision goggles that transform lurking in the dark into a videogame-like experience.

Credit: Elbit

The U.S. Army is training on a new night-vision system that generates a videogame-like view of a scene.

The helmet-mounted Enhanced Night Vision Goggle-Binocular device features thermal imaging and augmented reality (AR) capabilities, incorporating smartphone and gaming-systems technology into traditional night-vision hardware.

The goggles have a mode that outlines objects with glowing white light, and an AR overlay that can display maps and navigation data.

The system, which also features an intensity tool that allows it to be used in daylight, is a result of years of work to modernize the tools used by the military.

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