Future Soldier Gallery

Soldier aiming a M4A1/M203 combo fitted with an ITL Viper.

 

A mannequin carrying a Tavor CTAR fitted with a ITL Viper. Note a prototype of the Future Infantry Soldier system control unit seen in the vest, right above the Viper. This control unit is used to toggle between the various display modes of the Future Infantry Soldier system as seen by the operator via his HMD, such as NVD, Viper feed and situational awareness, as well as to control the system main functions.

 

A mannequin wearing an early version of the IDF Future Infantry Soldier program. A Viper mockup is seen mounted on a Tavor. Note the cable coming out of the Tavor butt plate, which connects the Viper to the personnel computer and the switch buttons on the Tavor handguards which activates the Vipers main functions. Also note the HMD on the mannequin's left eye.

 

Operator armed with a TAR fitted with an ITL N/SEAS during a demonstration. Note HMD and camera on top of the soldier's head.

 

An operator demonstrating the IDF Future Infantry Soldier concept, including a TAR fitted with an ITL Viper prototype (still named “MPRS”), a HMD and a helmet mounted camera.

 

An operator demonstrating the IDF Future Infantry Soldier concept, including a helmet fitted with a thermal imaging module (linked to the HMD) and a helmet mounted camera.

 

The following photos show operators from the Givati Infantry Brigade Reconnaissance Battalion during the IDF first field test of the YATA concept, March 2005.

Operator equipped with the IDF Future Infantry Soldier suit including a CTAR fitted with an ITL Viper, new lightweight helmet fitted with a NVG adapter and a HMD. Note the control unit on the right, which is used to toggle between the various display modes of the Future Infantry Soldier system as seen via the operator HMD, such as NVD, MPRS feed and situational awareness map, as well as to control the system main functions. Also note that the Tavor is fitted with a modified handguards, which have three built-in remote switches, which activate the Viper main functions: laser pointer, laser rangefinder and data transmission (photo: IDF).

 

Left - operator with a CTAR, right - operator with TAR/M203 combo, background - operator armed with TAR. All weapons are fitted with the ITL Viper. Note the modified Tavor handguards seen on the weapons on the left and on the right, which have three built-in remote switches activating the Viper main functions: laser pointer, laser rangefinder and data transmission (photo: IDF).

 

Foreground - an operator checking a digitized map on a ruggedized laptop, background - operator armed with a TAR fitted with a. Note the new helmet worn by the operator on the right with the IDF Future Soldier helmet subsystem (photo: IDF).

 

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From right to left - TAR/M203 combo, M4A1 fitted with a Meprolight Mepro 21 and two CTAR. All Tavor are fitted with an ITL Viper (photo: IDF).

 

Sniper during testing of the YATA concept. Note HMD on the operator's left eye.

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