Elbit Systems Presents IronVision Head-Mounted Display Technology for Armored Fighting Vehicles
Elbit Systems Presents IronVision Head-Mounted Display Technology for Armored Fighting Vehicles

Elbit Systems Presents IronVision Head-Mounted Display Technology for Armored Fighting Vehicles

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IronVision™ is a 360-degree panoramic situational awareness system that enables tank and infantry crewmen to ‘see-through’ their vehicle’s armor in real time, creating a complete and clear visualization of the battlefield. After years of introducing cutting edge technologies that have revolutionized helmet mounted systems (HMS), Elbit Systems announces its latest development in the field: IronVision – an advanced HMS for commanders and drivers of closed-hatched armored fighting vehicles, including all types of main battle tanks and infantry fighting vehicles. IronVision is based on the proven sensors and system architecture that is already integrated in thousands of fixed and rotary-wing aircraft HMS being used by most modern air forces worldwide.

IronVision is able to utilize pre-loaded terrain and obstacle information, combined with smart, intuitive symbology and data anchoring, to display all the information required, simultaneously to the various crewmembers. Leading HMD technology and an advanced distortion-correction algorithm eliminate visual distortions and prevent motion sickness that is often caused by the moving armored vehicle. By presenting the crew with a single, unified, intuitive image of the world outside the vehicle, IronVision relieves the crew of the mental load of having to interpret data from multiple sources, allowing them to utilize their situational awareness more efficiently, and focus on the successful completion of their mission, from a secured setting within the armored vehicle.

IronVision’s 360-degree, high-resolution imagery is projected in full color and zero latency to the wearer’s visor, offering a bright and vivid display of the surroundings in both day and night and all types of weather. (Photo by Elbit Systems)

By introducing Elbit Systems’ world-renowned aerospace Helmet-Mounted Display (HMD) technology into the armored vehicle, IronVision generates an image that enables the crew to ‘see through’ the vehicle’s armor. This unparalleled advancement provides 360° situational awareness, day and night, helping the crew overcome inherent visibility limitations, while improving mission efficiency and safety. The system transmits real-time, Zero-Latency™, high-resolution video to the commander and/or driver display, providing a natural, bi-ocular, colored HD conformal view of the vehicle’s surroundings, together with relevant symbology and C4 I data. At the click of a button, the video feed can be switched to display weapon sights, UAS video, embedded mission simulator or any other video source.

By incorporating a layer of advanced Augmented Reality, IronVision can serve as a ‘true-to-life’ training system. The addition of Elbit Systems’ patented ARTIST™ – Augmented Reality Integrated Training System – introduces sophisticated, high-fidelity operational scenarios with extreme combat accuracy. These scenarios present an optimal, cost-effective training method for the operational crew, which until now has only been possible through live training.
Real-time, Zero-Latency™, high-resolution, full-color video feed of the vehicle surroundings
Training capabilities through AR and VR technology Intuitive symbology
Cost-effective, lightweight and compact NVG-like stow mechanism
Look-Lock-Launch, Day & Night, Seamless 360? line-of-sight
Advanced distortion-correction algorithm eliminates visual distortions and prevents motion sickness