The US Army’s new “enhanced night vision” technology makes fighting in the dark feel like a video game for soldiers.
The Lancer Brigade, a US military combat unit, posted a video of the high-tech equipment, which shows identified people and objects in a glowing white light, on its Twitter account last month.
Enhance Night Vision Goggle-Binoculars are replacing the traditional green night vision experience to help soldiers see more effectively in low light.
The military says its new devices use white phosphorous tubes in place of the traditional green phosphorous, which it says provides better contrast for troops to see as enemies, equipment and weapons.
The new goggles include a set of binoculars and an augmented reality system and soldiers will also be able to use them to look through the weapon’s range remotely.
Night vision has been in use since the 1930s, but this new technology will only be available for military use.
Night vision devices are largely disorganized and often used by hunters in the civilian market.