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Night-vision advances for US armour

29th July 2016 - 15:00 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in London

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The US Army is looking to enhance the ‘eyes’ of the Bradley Fighting Vehicle and M1 Abrams tank with high-definition infrared technology that will allow crews to see clearer and farther away during combat.

Bradley and Abrams fitted with older generation forward-looking infrared (FLIR) sights are scheduled to be overhauled with third-generation systems (3GEN FLIR) that can see at much greater distances for surveillance, reconnaissance and target acquisition. 

The army plans to conduct its preliminary design review of 3GEN FLIR this September, which will assess the technology to see if it can meet proposed cost and capability targets. A critical

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Grant Turnbull was the editor of Land Warfare International and Digital Battlespace magazines with Shephard …

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