Designed for hands-free and intuitive haptic navigation for soldiers in the field.
What is the Mission Navigation Belt?
The Mission Navigation Belt (MNB) is designed for hands-free and intuitive haptic navigation for soldiers in the field. It provides fast information flow and increases agility through haptic sense, simultaneously reducing the load on hands, eyes and ears.
The MNB is developed by Elitac in close cooperation with the NL Ministry of Defense as part of the new and innovative soldier’s soldier system (VOSS). Currently the belts are being tested by the NL Ministry of Defense and will be commercially available in the course of 2020.
How It Works
The MNB works under all circumstances, also if the movement direction changes quickly e.g. in moving vehicles or when manoeuvring through difficult terrain. The belt is waterproof, resilient and durable, as well as light-weight and easy to use. It is compatible with various soldier equipment. The MNB is powered by existing soldiers’ navigation system (e.g. C4i systems) and doesn’t need its own battery. Soldiers can keep eyes, ears and hands-free and there is no emission of sound or light when navigating.