Military Embedded Systems

Advanced Reconnaissance Vehicles to be equipped with 360 vision suite


May 04, 2021

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

Elbit Systems photo.

FORT WORTH, Texas. The U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) Systems Command is working toward the next phase of replacing the legacy Light Armored Vehicle with a modern, robust Advanced Reconnaissance Vehicle (ARV), and Elbit Systems of America has teamed with Textron Systems to produce a solution that will aim to provide Marines with capabilities including enhanced situational understanding technologies.

The USMC has identified characteristics their new ARV must include as the core-manned next-generation system for light armored reconnaissance battalions. In response, Textron Systems has partnered with Elbit Systems of America and others to create the Cottonmouth prototype ARV.

Taking inspiration from Elbit Systems of America's IronVision and gimbaled sight solutions, the company will intend to provide the 360-degree situational awareness vision suite for the Cottonmouth prototype ARV.

The system is designed to bring together video images from outside the ARV, overlay terrain and obstacle information, along with navigation and battlespace symbology, and present a single image of the ARV's surroundings to all crew members within the vehicle available both on crew workstations and the IronVision Helmet Mounted Display.


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