The Army’s Latest Night-Vision Tech Looks Like Something Out of a Video Game
The Army is training with futuristic night-vision goggles that transform lurking in the dark into a video-game-like experience.
The armed forces have released a stream of videos this year showing soldiers, objects and locations after dark outlined in a glowing white light. The footage looks like scenes from role-playing video games such as “Halo,” but it actually shows what the world looks like through the military’s new Enhanced Night Vision Goggle-Binoculars (ENVG-B).
The product is part of a years-long push to modernize tools used by the military, officials say. The helmet-mounted device, loaded with thermal imaging and augmented reality capabilities, introduces tech found in smartphones and gaming systems to traditional night vision hardware.