The ability to see the battlefield from inside the tank has been one of the main problems of their crews since the beginning of the 20th century. As a rule, it was solved with an armored horizontal slot, and a little later - with a periscope.
Military contractor BAE Systems is ready to offer a solution to this almost century old problem. The MVP sensor developed by her is a system of four HD cameras mounted on the tank hull. Each camera has a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels, a horizontal field of view of 120 degrees and a vertical field of view of 75 degrees. They also provide surveillance at night, through dust, fog and smoke.
In the past, each member of the tank crew had, as it were, their own "view of the world." Now the MVP sensor provides tankers with a "general" high-quality all-round view. This makes it possible, for example, for the driver to draw the attention of the crew members to a sudden danger.
The MVP sensor will be installed on armored vehicles as well. He will be able to track threats and take measures to eliminate them. These include the inclusion of an active defense system, such as the Israeli "Iron Fist" or the BAE RAVEN infrared guided laser, designed to deflect anti-tank missiles towards the side.
The developers are confident that the MVP system will be useful for tank crews and, over time, will become mandatory for new models of military equipment.