Paramount Land Systems has signed an agreement with Estonian-Croatian defense company Defensphere to collaborate in the development, installation, and global marketing of the Vegvisir Mixed Reality Situational Awareness System (XRSAS).
Vegvisir provides armoured vehicle personnel with ‘through the wall’ 360-degree visibility of the battlefield.
The Vegvisir solution, which is based on innovative camera systems, sensors, and algorithms synthesizing the camera images, uses head-mounted displays to provide a mixed-reality overview of what is happening in the immediate surroundings of the vehicle, but also of objects of interest significantly further away: up to 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) from the vehicle.
The system is designed to provide visibility for the personnel of various armoured vehicles, enabling them to observe, better orient and more rapidly respond than with traditional solutions currently used on armoured vehicles.
Deon Grobler, Chief Executive Officer of Paramount Land Systems, stated: “In 2022-era austere environments of conflict, today taking place both external to and within any given country’s borders, there is an increasing demand for outstanding levels of situational awareness on the battlefield. It is critical for crewmembers carrying out a myriad of assignments such as reconnaissance, border patrol and peacekeeping, to have the ability to observe, orient, decide and engage in time-sensitive scenarios with greater efficiency and mission survivability than ever before”.
Vegvisir’s mission computer oversees the technology’s videographic systems, its four layers of sensor systems and its algorithms in synthesizing camera imaging entirely external to the vehicle. The mil-spec video headset is utilised to provide a mixed-reality overview of both activities in the immediate periphery of any land vehicle, and also of objects of interest which may be significantly further away.
Ingvar Pärnamäe, Chief Executive Officer of Defensphere OU, stated that “Vegvisir and technologies like it offer today critical actionable intelligence to help decision-makers on and off the field of combat, to have all the information and understanding that they would need to reach sound conclusions, those often executed on-the-fly. We are pleased to partner with Paramount Group in deploying our situational awareness and sighting technology within its fleet of advanced armoured land vehicles.”