They might even pay, given these look so similar to the goggles in Weapons of Choice. (And what’s a coupla mill’ extra from their procurement budget anyway?)
The US Army is rolling out new combat goggles with an integrated visual augmentation system, or IVAS, to its soldiers in a 10-year investment estimated to cost US$21.8 billion ($32.9 billion). IVASs will provide hologram projections over soldiers’ fields of view and allow them to visualise critical data including maps and enemy and ally positions. They are also capable of picking up feeds from local devices, enabling them to ‘see’ through the inside of vehicles. The army’s move into the so-called metaverse with IVAS technology could be revolutionary for infantry battlefield operations.
$32.9 billion.... SERIOUSLY is this what the solider need, or is it what some defence procurement contacts wants. FFS "Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron". ― Dwight D. Eisenhower
To paraphrase Dave Hackworth: 'While you're busy changing the batteries and deciding which vision mode to select and how to slave your weapons to its range-finder, some third-world peasant's going to sneak up on you and bash your skull in with a Mk.1 rock.'
Surely you should be in Brissy today or tomorrow at Landforce 2022 - for research purposes, each company trying to outdo the other in a 'cost per kill' ratio that will do down well with the beancounters.
Surely you should be attending landforce 2022 in Brissy, a great way to get up to date with the latest and greatest cost effective way of 'neutralizing potential opposition' with a kill to cost ratio that will appeal to all bean counters. Does not matter, I really enjoyed WW2.1 and the others but am quite happy to keep my greyhound and not replace him with anything from Boston Dynamics, even with vet bills its likely to be cheaper.