Soldier demonstrating Enhanced Night Vision Goggles-Binocular (ENVG-B.)
Call of Duty fans, prepare to lose your minds. The US Army has released footage filmed through a pair of state-of-the-art night vision goggles, showing what real-life battlefield combat is like in the dark.
Shot last week during a live-fire training exercise at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington, the video features soldiers participating in an exercise using the Enhanced Night Vision Goggles-Binocular (ENVG-B.).
Posted on Twitter by the Lancer Brigade, the footage shows troops in mid-combat, as streaks from machine guns fire flash in the background. Although the first pair of ENVG-B debuted in 2019, they’ve gradually been distributed over the past year and a half, replacing the older PVS-14 monoculars.
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The clip demonstrates the ENVG-B’s ‘Outline Mode Fused + AR/RTA’ (augmented reality/rapid target acquisition), in addition to several other options available to soldiers in the field, according to Insider.
As if these goggles weren’t cool enough on their own, they also feature a wireless connection, which allows soldiers to link their weapons for improved accuracy when shooting from obscured angles.
It would appear the goggles have received the seal approval from senior army officials as well.
“The ENVG-Bs are incredible for situational awareness alone. Having that augmented reality with Rapid Target Acquisition allows us to make decisions quicker, and that’s going to save a lot of lives,” 2nd Lt. Phillip Davis said when speaking to the US Army website following a test in 2020.