Elbit Systems of America has teamed with Textron Systems to produce Advanced Reconnaissance Vehicle (ARV) for the U.S. Marine Corps to replace their fleet Light Armored Vehicles in service since the 1980s.
The USMC has identified characteristics their new ARV must include as the core-manned next-generation system for light armored reconnaissance battalions. In response, Textron Systems has teamed with Elbit Systems of America and others to create the Cottonmouth prototype ARV.
Building off the success of Elbit Systems of America’s IronVision and gimbaled sight solutions, the company will provide the 360° Situational Awareness vision suite for the Cottonmouth prototype ARV. The system will bring together video images from outside the ARV, overlay terrain and obstacle information, along with navigation and battlespace symbology, and present a single image of the ARV’s surroundings to all crew members within the vehicle. This comprehensive and intuitive view of their surroundings, available both on crew workstations and the IronVision Helmet Mounted Display, gives the crew the ability to “see-through” the armor of the Cottonmouth, empowering them with unparalleled situational understanding while under armor.