New Delhi: Indian Army is set to acquire niche technology by procuring 556 Augmented Reality Head Mounted Display (ARHMD) System which is conceived as a capability enhancement to Land Based Air Defence Weapon Systems such as IGLA shoulder fired Infra Red Homing Air Defence Missile System and ZU 23mm 2B AD Gun System that will provide the operator with radar and Thermal Imaging (TI) sight outputs as overlays.
The proposed system intends to enhance the engagement capability during night and conditions of inclement weather and the day-time engagements are also intended to be enhanced through increased reaction times, data computation for decision support and integration of output of TI sight.
This is under Make-II Category. After successful evaluation of vendor responses, Project Sanction Order (PSO) was issued on February 22 to six vendors to start developing the prototype. The contract will be placed with one of the firms post successful development of prototype as per provisions of Buy (Indian-IDDM) category of DAP 2020.
According to an official release, the development of Augmented Reality Head Mounted Display System under Make-II will be a game changer for Indian Army. It will be in sync with “Atmanirbhar Bharat” policy of the Government and will lead to “Self Reliance” by giving boost to the Indian Defence Industry.