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Troops Can See Through Armored Vehicles With New Helmet

Armored Personnel Vehicle (Photo: ASHERNET/IDF)

An Israeli defense electronics company recently revealed a new helmet system that gives soldiers a 360-degree view of their surroundings while in an armored personnel vehicle. This exciting new system will protect Israeli soldiers, allowing them to see right through their armor.

Armored vehicle personnel have, until now, suffered from an inability to see much around them, company sources said. Alternatively, they risk their lives by standing with their heads exposed outside the vehicle.

The IronVision helmet pulls together video feeds from sensors that can be installed on existing armored platforms, reminiscent of the camera sensors that exist on air force craft, and allows commanders, gunners or drivers to look in any direction from inside their armored vehicle.

The helmet also links up to a military’s command and control system network, and can be used to feed the crew information on the location of hostile forces – marked in red – and friendly units – marked in blue. This appears within the image that displays their vehicle’s environment, and the military can transmit “everything it knows on the enemy” directly to the helmet’s display, a company source said.

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