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Rockwell Collins and Elbit to provide night-vision capability to Navy pilot head-up displays

Michael Slaboszewski Plainfield police officers armed with night vision binoculars were able to track down a car break-in suspect in a farm field, Sgt. Mike Fisher said. Michael R. Slaboszewski, 21, of 24806 W. Illini, Plainfield, faces charges of burglary from a motor vehicle, resisting a peace officer and criminal trespass to a vehicle after officers were able to trap him just east of the subdivision where he was allegedly going into unlocked cars, Fisher said. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Police were called shortly after midnight Wednesday when a woman reported she’d returned to her Hawthorne Circle home, near Indian Trail Middle School, to find a man sitting inside her car.
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Looking Back at Monterey County: Night-vision goggles – MontereyHerald.com :

It utilizes a single, 18mm ANVIS type GEN II+ or GEN III image intensifier tube to provide crisp, clear images under the darkest conditions. The single tube/single eyepiece approach to night vision missions is based upon the proven concept that independent use of each eye maximizes the ability of the user to operate under a wide range of low light conditions. With the RANTEL, the user retains his full peripheral vision in the unaided eye in conjunction with the 40 Field-of-View offered by the night vision device. The RANTEL can be hand-held or installed on a variety of standard and optional head mount/ helmet mount assemblies for hands-free use. The integrated near-IR illuminator enhances the ability of the user to read maps and operate in confined spaces. The RANTEL is compatible with all weapon mounted near-IR laser aiming and illuminating devices. Expand for more details on this Product Continue Reading…
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RANTEL Passive Night Vision Mini-Monocular from MEPROLIGHT

U.S. Navy combat aircraft experts needed night-vision capability for helmet-mounted head-up displays for high-performance fighter-bomber aircraft. They found their solution from a partnership of Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Elbit Systems of America in Fort Worth, Texas — otherwise known as Rockwell Collins-ESA Vision Systems LLC. Officials of the Naval Air Systems Command at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Md., announced plans Friday to negotiate a sole-source contract with Rockwell Collins-ESA for Night Vision Cueing and Display (NVCD) Systems that are compatible with different versions of the Navy’s Boeing F/A-18 Hornet strike fighter. The NVCD is part of the Rockwell Collins Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System (JHMCS), which projects symbology and imagery onto the pilot’s helmet-mounted visor to help meet the workload of operating the aircraft; detecting, tracking, and engaging targets; and dealing with emergency situations. Most importantly the JMCS and NVCD combination enables the pilot to keep his eyes out of the cockpit while viewing important information presented as symbology on his visor about targets, aircraft status, and navigation.
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(Monterey Herald archives) This week’s look into the past finds a Fort Ord soldier looking to the future. In May 1959, Fort Ord soldiers tested out new infrared binoculars that would prove to be one of the first versions of night-vision technology developed by the military.
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