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The view through the Army’s new night vision goggles is next f–king level

The Army has been fielding its next-generation night vision goggles to soldiers for just over a year, and recently-released footage provides a look at the advanced new systems’ remarkable capabilities.

Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division recently conducted training with the Enhanced Night Vision Googles-Binoculars (ENVG-B) and Family of Weapons Sights-Individual (FWS-I) at the Army’s Schofield Barracks in Hawaii in early November, according to video published to the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service. 

Towards the end of the training footage posted to DVIDS, the Army provides a brief look at what the view through the ENVG-B and FWS-I actually looks like — which, as our colleagues at The War Zone astutely put it, looks like something out of a first-person shooter video game:

The new ENVG-Bs and FWS-I are designed to fuse standard night vision with thermal scanning during daytime and nighttime operations, according

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Futuristic US Army goggles are closer to being ready for combat

  • Soldiers and Marines have been putting the first militarized prototype of the US Army’s new Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) to the test at Fort Pickett in Virginia.
  • The evaluations, part of the third of four Soldier Touch Point events, are a big step forward as the Army pushes to begin fielding this technology later next year.
  • The headsets offer soldiers a number of valuable digital tools, as well as improved night vision and target acquisition capabilities, among other things.
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The US Army just took a big step toward fielding a futuristic augmented reality headset that the service hopes will give soldiers the edge on battlefields that are “increasingly urban, congested, dark and unpredictable.”

Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne and Marines recently put ruggedized versions of the Army’s new Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) to the test at Fort Pickett in Virginia during

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