IDF to Trial Elbit's IronVision in Merkava MBT

Elbit Systems' IronVision helmet-mounted armored fighting vehicle (AFV) situational awareness system will be integrated onto a Merkava main battle tank. Field testing will begin in April 2017

Photo by Cpl. Eden Briand, IDF Spokesperson's Unit - https://www.flickr.com/photos/idfonline/33125728642/

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) are soon to conduct trials with Elbit Systems' IronVision helmet-mounted armored fighting vehicle (AFV) situational awareness system integrated onto a Merkava main battle tank (MBT), according to a report on janes.com.

Boaz Cohen, VP Land Systems at Elbit Systems, told Janes that the system "will be going into testing with the IDF in April."

Using technology normally associated with airborne situational awareness systems, IronVision uses a number of externally mounted cameras to project the 360° view of an AFV's surroundings onto the helmet-mounted visors of its crew members. The IronVision system transmits real-time, high-resolution color video to the commander and/or driver, providing them with a natural, bi-ocular, conformal view of the vehicle's surroundings, together with relevant symbology and C4I data. 

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