US troops are to be kitted out with new state-of-the-art goggles which will allow them to see through walls.
The “game changing” AI gadgets will enable soldiers to peer through the sides of combat vehicles and even around corners.
The goggles will help troops see through the sides of combat vehiclesCredit: U.S. ARMY PHOTO BY BRIDGETT SITER
The goggles incorporate feeds from omni-directional cameras mounted elsewhereCredit: DVIDS
The military is developing its Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) for close-combat troops to use in the heat of battle.
They are the latest hi-tech gadgets being introduced by the military to drastically change the face of modern warfare.
The goggles work by incorporating feeds from other omni-directional cameras mounted elsewhere.
For instance, cameras attached to the outside of armored trucks could allow soldiers to effectively “see” through the walls of vehicles.
Army insiders say the new tech will mean infantry troops will have “unparalleled situational awareness”.
The goggles can also help soldiers see in the dark and project digital maps, targets and other data onto the internal lenses.
They could even be mounted to a specially-designed night vision scope that’s attached to a soldier’s rifle.
By pointing the rifle around a corner, the soldier could then theoretically see around corners.
“Now guys aren’t hanging out of vehicles in dangerous situations trying to get views on what’s going on,” said Sgt. Philip Bartel of the 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team.
The military is developing its Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) for combat troopsCredit: DVIDS
The goggles can also help soldiers see in the dark and project digital mapsCredit: DVIDS
“Leadership will be able to maneuver their elements and get view-on-target without having to leave the safety of their armored vehicles.
“Maneuvering elements with that kind of information will minimize casualties and will overall drastically change how we operate and increase our effectiveness on the battlefield.”
The Army plans to distribute 40,000 pairs of the goggles across its units, reports Defense News.
In November, we reported how the US Army is said to be spending millions on neuroscience that could lead to ‘telepathic’ soldiers.
The goal is to build a system that would allow soldiers to communicate via their brain signals.
According to C4ISRNET, the US Army will spend $6.25million on the project over five years.
And it’s been claimed real-life Terminator robot soldiers may only be 15 years away from changing war forever.
The high-tech machines will use cutting-edge AI to inform soldiers and their commanders about the “layout of the land and possible threats” in real-time.
And at the weekend it was revealed that the world’s military could be deploying killer robots in four years.
Google’s ex-chief, Eric Schmidt, said Asian superpowers cannot be stopped from developing the futuristic killing machines.
He said that “machines that have the power and the discretion to take human lives are politically unacceptable, are morally repugnant, and should be banned by international law”.