Elbit Systems Introduces New Wearable Devices for Soldiers

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SmartEye (Image credit: Elbit Systems)

When war breaks out military command centers are required to remotely monitor events over a large area under harsh conditions.

The Command and Control Vehicle (C2V) is part of the family of manned ground vehicles and is the hub of battlefield command and control. This platform helps manage information of the integrated network and provides the tools for commanders to synchronize their knowledge of combat power with the human dimension of leadership. Infantry command and soldiers need to interface effectively with C2 applications. Israeli company, Elbit Systems has introduced wearable devices for C2 staff at DSEI 2019 in London.

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As warfare becomes increasingly networked, Elbit Systems’ new devices address the requirement from infantry commanders and soldiers to enhance their interface with Command and Control (C2) applications, with other force members and with external sensing assets, thereby stepping-up situational awareness and combat effectiveness, reports Elbit Systems.

Expanding the Company’s DOMINATOR warrior combat suite, the newly launched set includes four devices that integrate seamlessly with radio systems and with Battle Management Systems: SmartEye; Smart WristView; SmartSight and SmartNVG.

SmartEye is a ballistic eyewear that provides a geo-oriented head-mounted C2 display. Projecting a see-through Augmented Reality (AR) on the visor and enabling real-time image detection, SmartEye provides users with instant situational awareness. SmartEye interfaces with multiple visual sources, including weapon sights, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and input from reconnaissance units.

Soldier wearing a smartwatch
SmartWristView (Image credit: Elbit Systems)

Smart WristView is a compact, low-power, rugged wrist-strapped C2 display, providing soldiers a quick and convenient view of operational data in combat situations without altering weapon’s hold , further enhancing situational awareness and team-level C2 capabilities.

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SmartSight is a C2 add-on to most existing day and night weapon sights, projecting see-through AR symbology, laser rangefinder data and a compass onto the soldier’s weapon sight, greatly improving target acquisition capabilities and combat effectiveness.

SmartNVG is a C2 add-on to most existing NVGs providing superimposed AR navigation and operational symbology on any vision imaging system, significantly improving effectiveness in night operations. SmartNVG is compatible with both HDMI and Android.

The complete DOMINATOR warrior suite includes also the recently launched SmarTrack – a situational awareness system for dismounted forces in GPS denied environments.

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