Reporting from the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference in Tampa, Danger Room got some hands-on time with a technology that may or may not have been used in the raid on Osama bin Laden's Abbottabad compound. Called Mover-IV, it lets special ops soldiers keep one eye in the sky during missions by feeding video from overhead drones or spy planes directly to a monocle fitted to the soldier's headgear, no bulky laptop or receiver necessary.
Putting that drone footage front and center is increasingly important as operations lean more and more heavily on their unmanned aerial vehicles for mission critical information. The amount of gear that used to require was daunting, especially for troops who specialize in being nimble (that often requires leaping out of aircraft). At just a few pounds and hands-free, Mover-IV solves a serious tactical problem by allowing to soldiers download video straight into their field of view without taking their eye(s) off the battlefield.
More info at Danger Room.
this would revolutionize of how soldiers would work in the field, especially in a cityscape, they could track a target get a bird's eye view of where that target would be and simply move in for the kill
I've seen this for years now, some built into sunglasses which make alot more sense.
Hope they got the resolution up better than 640x480.
a simple version of this is available for consumers now!!!
Popsci already did a story on it. They often do an article on new gadgets. There is a company that sells snow board and skiing goggles with a retina display built in. It does not block you vision but is in the bottom of the goggles and you can look down at it. The companies website says you can hook any video source up to it, but is mainly for GPS and Speed, things you would want while snow boarding. They say it works with Google maps too.
I am dying to get one of these for my my motorcycle goggles or helmet. Or something I could wear while riding a motorcycle. I dont really care for dragging around a 900$ waterproof GPS unit on my gas tank. it gets the job done, but having a built in Heads up Display in my helmet or goggles would be PERFECT!!!
VEGETA, WHAT DOES THE SCOUTER SAY ABOUT HIS POWER LEVEL?
IT'S OVER 9000!!!!
probably works good in third world countries, but it seems to me that since this data is broadcasted over the air waves, that enemies could intercept the signal or perhaps even broadcast over it to give misinformation
Wow nice gadget. Americans think they are invincible.
We the nations are getting tired of American justice and liberty. From where I stand USA is a tyrannical bureaucratically society. The difference between USA and Libya is that in USA everybody is Gaddafi.
At a global/planetary stage you are doing exactly what Gaddafi is doing: punishing the rebels that contest USA ways. This says it all.
Highermorals... try and stop us!
mikoses2081 : I will gladly stop you any way you want.
I thought you were speaking for all the nations, why
are you making this personal. Did I strike a cord, are
your repressed and backward societies not strong enough to
stand up to the United States. Or am I just a dumb fat
American, either way I live in big house, with lots a food and everything I want, and sleep very soundly at night because I know that I am protected by the greatest county in the world. And you have to live in fear because we just
blew up your family last night and there is nothing you can do about it. So try and stop US!!
guys stop arguing and instigating. yes America is one of the best ideas for a country ever but we are not perfect. just in a lot better condition than most other countries. we are almost always in war so i doubt smart countries would try messing with us. anyways this piece of equipment kicks a*&!!!
Look up "Drone Rigger" from Shadowrun...
No e-sail? No thanks.
No one country is perfect. We fight over silly little arguments that can easily be solved by stopping as early as possible. If war breaks out, we try to stop that as early and as effectively as possible. We don't want to hurt anyone, but when it's necessary, everyone revolts against the US. I find that to be the most retarded thing ever. If people hate the US so much, then why are they on a fully American-made site saying nonsense things that make them look stupid? Btw, what are "The Nations"? That kind of makes you sound stupid because we are allies with Russia, France, UK, South Korea, Canada, Italy, even Germany. The list goes on.
@Navy1270... Didnt we cripple Russia during the cold war because they believed in different things? France is only our ally because it has to be... Same with UK, hell, if the UK gets a chance, they'd try to reinvade us. Canada has no real army... We invaded Italy, Japan and Germany during WW2... So they're not our allies by their own choice... And South Korea? Do I really have to explain that?
You got a point there, but wasn't the Cold War just an arms race because we were afraid of each other?
VEGETA, WHAT DOES THE SCOUTER SAY ABOUT HIS POWER LEVEL? you lost bru! you're beached AZ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xurR1UCXkWY&feature=related
please don't respond to i'm hi with no morals, just an evil troll, probabaly a lazy fat as# sitting in his big house getting his jollies trolling other fat as#es sitting...
"We invaded Italy, Japan and Germany during WW2... So they're not our allies by their own choice"
that is the stupidest I've ever heard were have you been for the last 50 years?
how are these countries not allies by their own choice?
America holds no power over these courties nor does it control their goverments in anyway. yes they were invaded but they rule themselfs and choice to be friends or not friends with the US by themselfs as well.
/sigh, the posts in most chats normally intrigue me, but this is all trollers, this jsut saddens me.