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Secretary of Army to Request Expansion of IVAS to Ground and Air Vehicles

Secretary of the Army plans to brief Congress on plans for expanded usage of IVAS such as integration across major Army platforms including air and ground vehicles. 

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Next generation Integrated Visual Augmentation System 

The committee is aware that the Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) is due to begin delivering first units to the Army in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2021. The committee is further aware that a decision point for second generation of IVAS (IVAS 2.0) development is due to occur early in fiscal year 2023. Following the IVAS 2.0 decision point, development of the next generation of the program is projected to start at the beginning of fiscal year 2024. However, due to the large quantity of hardware, software, and funds allocated for the program, as well as an aggressive development schedule, the committee expects the Army to utilize this technology in developing any new heads- up displays for air and ground vehicles. Therefore, the committee directs the Secretary of the Army to provide a briefing to the House Committee on Armed Services not later than December 1, 2020, on how the Army plans to integrate IVAS technology across major Army platforms, including but not limited to air and ground vehicle operators.

h/t Gaporter