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Virtual window provides vital view for Soldiers

This rendering proposes a virtual window screen across the rear ramp of an armored vehicle. It gives Soldiers riding in the vehicle a critical picture of their surroundings.

This rendering proposes a virtual window screen across the rear ramp of an armored vehicle. It gives Soldiers riding in the vehicle a critical picture of their surroundings. Sketch by U.S. Army TARDEC designer James Scott

DETROIT ARSENAL, Mich. — Army researchers are looking for ways to give Soldiers a look outside using cameras and monitors.

To provide better situational awareness for Bradley Fighting Vehicle Infantrymen, a cross-discipline team of U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command engineers is developing the Virtual window — a video display mounted to the interior of the rear ramp that provides the Soldiers a comprehensive environmental view before they dismount the vehicle.

Contemporary military vehicles, such as the family of Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicles, have several transparent armored windows Soldiers can use to survey the area around them. When Soldiers ride in a Bradley, they’re surrounded by protective armor and cannot see the area around them or know what they will encounter outside the vehicle once the rear ramp is lowered and they deploy.

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Changing our contract saved us big $$$

Plated for Soldier protection.

Plated for Soldier protection.

PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. — We switched our contract and saved money on armor plates for Bradley Fighting Vehicle. How much? Find out below.

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