Soldiers using the LYNX thermal imaging system. (ASIO Technologies via JNS) (ASIO Technologies via JNS)
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The system employs augmented reality technology to shorten the time between target location and firepower activation.

By JNS.org

Israeli defense company ASIO Technologies has recently introduced a new version of its thermal imaging system designed for use by individual soldiers, according to a recent report by GBP Aerospace and Defense.

According to ASIO, the LYNX system today is in use among special units in the field that have to locate enemies, identify them, and accurately direct other forces and firepower on the battlefield.

The system employs augmented reality technology to shorten the time between target location and firepower activation.

The handheld thermal imager has recently been introduced in a new model, called LYNX SA, according to the report. The newer model uses digital networking to boost situational awareness, and also uses augmented reality technology, according to the report.

It also employs a magnetic compass unit, a Global Navigation Satellite System receiver, and an Inertial Measurement Unit.

ASIO said its LYNX system uses day and night sensors combined with “highly powerful orientation sensors.”

The company has also developed a model called LYNX FS, a short-range handheld thermal image device for multiple battlefield uses.