Thermoteknix unveils new Fused Thermal Night Vision Binocular with Augmented Reality

Cambridge, UK, 14 September 2023 – Thermoteknix Systems Ltd., global innovator in thermal imaging, night vision, fusion and Augmented Reality (AR) systems, is pleased to unveil its latest Fused Night Vision Goggle with Augmented Reality (FNVG-AR) in London at DSEI 2023.

Thermoteknix’ FNVG-AR is a state-of-the art, lightweight, fused binocular night vision goggle (NVG) integrated with the latest generation 16mm white phosphor night vision tubes and high resolution thermal imager with optical sensor fusion. Designed and manufactured by Thermoteknix in Cambridge, UK, FNVG-AR is the only ITAR-free fused binocular night vision goggle available today.

FNVG-AR delivers outstanding performance, fusing night vision and thermal capabilities, for soldiers to observe and manoeuver in all weather conditions, during limited visibility, and under all light conditions for rapid threat detection and target engagement. Users can alternative between combinations of night vision, thermal and AR, while showing various user-selectable levels of AR information to ensure their optimal tactical advantage in the battlefield whether on patrol, reconnaissance or kinetic operations.

FNVG-AR connects seamlessly to Battle Management Systems (BMS) including ATAK to display real-time information. This includes live blue force tracking, markers, navigation routes, waypoints or Jumpmaster information in intuitive 360 degree AR. Furthermore, FNVG-AR can display real-time video streaming from the BMS, including live video feeds from any integrated ISR or targeting asset.

Thermoteknix AR software enables users to overlay iconography, GPS and navigation data into the head-up display, delivering the most advanced situational awareness available today. The integration of AR and video streaming gives soldiers real-time and actionable intelligence. Without distraction or lag, FNVG ensures eyes are always on target, without the need to expose an illuminated End User Device (EUD) with consequent loss of focus and risk of detection.

“The FNVG-AR combines over a decade of experience designing and manufacturing fused thermal and night vision products since Thermoteknix’ first fused systems were launched in 2012. With the addition of AR and live video from connected systems streamed directly into the head-up display, the FNVG-AR is a groundbreaking milestone in the well-equipped, dismounted soldier. Markers, targets, geodata, threats and now live ISR and targeting footage are integrated into our lightweight fused goggle without risk of exposure or detection. The demand for AR-driven intelligent systems by military forces has raised the effectiveness and safety of the dismounted soldier. At Thermoteknix we continue to generate new breakthroughs in AR technologies, delivering enhanced situational awareness and protecting soldiers on the ground,” explains Dr Richard Salisbury, Managing Director of Thermoteknix

The Thermoteknix FNVG-AR is powered by ARTIM, a smart battery module mounted on the rear of the helmet, available in both 24hr and a new significantly lower profile 12hr format (ARTIM-MINI). ARTIM delivers real time, uninterrupted AR capability to FNVG-AR whether connected dynamically to a networked BMS, or in isolation. Thermoteknix ARTIM also supports a number of other Thermoteknix products including ClipIR XD (clip-on thermal imager which attaches to an existing night vision device) and VisAR (daytime HUD displaying AR information).

All Thermoteknix products are designed and manufactured at its Cambridge, UK state-of-the-art facilities.

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