Announced at AUSA 2018, Honeywell and the U.S. Army are testing a prototype of an advanced helmet-mounted vision system in the Bradley Fighting Vehicle, one of the U.S. Army’s most notable ground vehicles. The system applies augmented and virtual reality technology to a helmet-mounted display, and was originally tested by Honeywell and the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency under the Ground X-Vehicle Technologies program.
Future U.S. Army ground vehicle programs could leverage this capability to enhance soldier protection while allowing remote monitoring and control of robotic and optionally manned vehicles. The helmet-mounted vision system includes a range of forward-facing cameras that deliver a 360-degree view around the vehicle.
The installation of the prototype on the Bradley Fighting Vehicle is the first of several steps to demonstrate the proof-of-concept and effectiveness of the advanced helmet-mounted vision system.