Photo Of The Day: Today we take a look at the ARCAS system from Elbit Systems. The ARCAS “transforms assault rifles into digital, networked combat machines enabling a step change in the lethality, mission effectiveness and survivability of dismounted soldiers in both day and night.”
Here’s how Elbit desribes how the system works:
An AI-powered computer is integrated into the assault rifle’s forward grip, running innovative software and a range of applications. The miniaturized computer unit receives and processes data collected from the soldier’s field of view (as perceived by the EO sight), tactical information from C2 systems, data from other ARCAS users in the team and the rifle’s mechanical information. The combat information is presented to the soldier as an intuitive augmented reality layer on top of the scenery that is seen through the EO sight or the helmet mounted eyepiece. Soldiers operate the system using a joystick button placed on the rifle’s forward grip and a Graphical User Interface inspired by the gaming world.
Below: Using ARCAS and eyepiece to identify underground targets in covert positions, behind a corner. The configurations can include a thermal or low light sight as part of the system. The system is also capable of interfacing with EO sights and third party applications.
Elbit Systems Ltd. is an international high technology company engaged in a wide range of defense, homeland security and commercial programs throughout the world.
You can take a closer look at the system and the HUD in this link: https://elbitsystems.com/product/arcas/
Photos by Elbit Systems.