The basic objective of NVESD began as "the Conquest of Darkness so that the individual can observe, move, fight, and work at night by using an image that he can interpret without specialist training and to which he can immediately respond." As NVESD expanded its research and development into new areas and more Army platforms, this basic objective would also expand to discover new applications for the sensor technologies.
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Anthony J. Sutera, FreeLinc CEO stated "this project is paramount to the safety and effectiveness of our troops in night operations. Allowing the soldier to shift from a defensive posture, to an aggressive offensive capability will have a huge impact on the effectiveness of our troops fighting in today's urban combat environment. We look forward to partnering with the Army and aggressively completing this project."