TAMPA -- ITT EXELIS showcased an integrated next-generation night-vision goggle technology able to connect soldiers with real-time intelligence at the 2013 Special Operations Forces Industry Conference here.
The device, called i-Aware Tactical, includes a heads-up display inside the viewing area, providing soldiers with networked information from nearby sensors and computers.
“You can have a heads up display inside the goggle which can be maps, images or GPS coordinates. You can configure it for text messages. This is a multi-faceted device. It allows us to take night vision technology and connect it to a tactical network, allowing the sending and receiving of situational awareness information. You can connect this to video feeds from airborne UAS or manned aircraft or ground vehicles,” said Ed Yarish, manager, Business Development, ITT.
ITT developers say the i-Aware Tactical delivers the same night vision capability as the AN/PVS-14, the night vision scope used most frequently in the U.S. military, in a light-weight 2.2-pound binocular with advanced technical features. Other features include the ability to last longer than 15 hours with a Lithium AA battery and a 25 cm to infinity range focus.