The Estonian-Croatian defence industry start-up Vegvisir presented the first ready-made products of its Mixed-Reality based situational awareness system at the DSEI 2023 in London. Two Vegvisir solutions are being showcased at the exhibition – Vegvisir Core is integrated on Patria AMV XP 8×8 and the Vegvisir Remote for unmanned platforms is presented on Milrem Robotics Type-X RCV. The company has gained significant industry attention during its two years of development as it uses innovative technology to address a critical problem often encountered by armoured vehicle personnel on the battlefield.
“Having our product assembled on the platforms of some of the most renowned players in the defence sector is a significant achievement for our team. We aim to show that the Vegvisir solution is a valuable addition to the most advanced platforms within the defence industry, and we are capable of introducing substantial innovation to the field of situational awareness technology. The cornerstone of our concept is our team members’ first-hand experience from military missions, we therefore know that an adequate understanding of the surroundings can significantly enhance the capabilities of armoured vehicles and their personnel,” said Ingvar Pärnamäe, the CEO of Vegvisir.
Vegvisir’s situational awareness system uses vehicle-mounted cameras, an immersive ultra-low latency headset, and supplementary data overlay capability to provide the vehicle personnel a comprehensive 360-degree view of the surrounding environment. This heightened awareness equips troops with the tools to navigate complex scenarios and make well-informed decisions on the battlefield. The company showcases two versions of the solution at DSEI – Vegvisir Core and Vegvisir Remote. Vegvisir Core is designed to deliver a comprehensive 360-degree view on infantry fighting vehicles, armoured personnel carriers, combat support platforms, engineering vehicles, and main battle tanks. It connects the crew into a digital hub allowing seamless interaction and access to digital data.
Vegvisir is an Mixed Reality Situational Awareness System (XRSAS) that provides personnel of an armoured vehicle a visual understanding of the immediate surroundings and also the areas of interest further away. In simple terms, we enable the see-through-the-wall capability. It is mainly meant for the mounted personnel inside armoured vehicles (APC, IFV, MBT, etc). The Vegvisir enables the users to observe, orientate, decide and act faster than with conventional / current solutions. The Vegvisir system creates a 360° visual dome around the vehicle and enables multi-user, simultaneous, live Augmented Reality or Mixed Reality feed with very low latency. The second layer in the system consists of long range sensors that enables the crew to pinpoint targets and observe areas of interest several kilometres from the vehicle.