Thermal imaging specialist Thermoteknix has launched its new Augmented Reality Tactical Interface Module (ARTIM), with Android Team Awareness Kit (ATAK) capabilities, to enhance its range of ClipIR XD Thermal Clip-on Systems and provide enhanced night-time surveillance and combat capabilities.
ARTIM is a helmet-mounted intelligent battery pack that delivers real-time Augmented Reality (AR) displayed via the ClipIR XD Thermal Clip-on System, fitted to a Night Vision Goggle (NVG). ARTIM integrates with existing digitalised soldier systems and secure communication networks to offer real-time data sharing and instant situational awareness for collaboration across teams and agencies.
ARTIM is also compatible with ATAK, a secure, mobile, interactive geospatial tool, used by military and law enforcement agencies around the world to connect multiple users on the go to provide real-time, geo-referenced navigation and intuitive interface for sharing live information and identifying teammates, targets, and route points.
The addition of ARTIM enhances existing thermal imaging capabilities by adding ultra-low latency AR technology, while also providing power to the ClipIR XD for up to 24 hours of operation.
Military forces and civilian law enforcement agencies have integrated ClipIR XD Thermal Clip-on Systems into their night-time resources, taking advantage of its enhanced situational awareness and increased threat detection capabilities in low light or no light situations.
ClipIR XD converts existing monocular or binocular night vision devices by fusing thermal imaging and night vision technologies to provide superior tactical advantages compared to standard night vision or thermal imaging alone.
The U.K. MoD has procured state-of-the-art ClipIR XD Thermal Clip-on Systems from Thermoteknix for the British Army, to improve soldiers’ abilities to fight further, faster, and smarter.
“Thermoteknix is committed to delivering state-of-the-art thermal imaging technology that is designed and manufactured in the U.K. and plays a crucial role in equipping troops around the world, who operate in the most challenging of environments,” said Thermoteknix Managing Director, Dr Richard Salisbury.
“ARTIM is the latest technology from our R&D team which is transforming battlefield technology and we continue to develop world-leading solutions that maintains the UK’s military technology advantage.”