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Elbit Systems Develops Special Cameras Enabling Pilots to See Through Fog

An optical system designed by Israeli defense industry leader Elbit Systems will soon have civilian airline pilots flying through fog or other limited visibility conditions, reports Times of Israel.

Pilots usually have to rely on instruments alone when flying through fog or smoke because of their severely reduced vision.

Elbit’s new system uses special cameras to analyze light wavelengths, then chooses and combines them with “synthetic vision” based on databases of terrain and infrastructure, into an image that will give the pilot the best visibility of the way ahead.

The image is then projected to the pilot’s eyes on a wearable heads-up display allowing the pilots to fly the plane as if they were seeing it.

Pilots can turn their heads and get real time pictures to their left and righ


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