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Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions has been awarded a contract by Kappa Optronics to provide its video management systems (VMS) technology to support the Driver’s Vision Enhancer (DVE) system on the WiSENT 2 armoured recovery vehicles (ARV) in service with the Norwegian Army.

Manufactured at facilities in the UK and compatible with the Generic Vehicle Architecture (GVA) standard, Curtiss-Wright will provide Kappa with its RVG-SDX 3G-SDI Rugged Video Gateway and the GVDU2610 Ground Vehicle Rugged Display. The VMS solution supports the DVE by processing and displaying video data from the vehicle’s multiple Kappa cameras, providing enhanced driver vision to help increase mission capabilities.

A lot of effort has been put into the Driver’s Vision Enhancer system’s fast signal processing and straight-forward electrical design,” commented Kappa’s Director of Product Management, Axel Zimmer. “We have overcome well-known latency problems associated with first-generation digital driver vision enhancement systems, and we are proud to have achieved a latency of less than 40ms to ensure safe and ergonomic operation of the vehicle. Our DVE system sets the standard for the industry.”

FFG Flensburg’s WiSENT 2 armoured engineer/recovery vehicle. (Photo: FFG)

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