Leading edge DVE & SAS solutions for Defense Ground Vehicles

Armor Eye: Scalable turnkey solutions for tracked & wheeled vehicles

Kappa’s advanced Driver Vision Enhancer (DVE) and Situational Awareness Systems (SAS) enable the superior, efficient and secure operation of Defense Ground Vehicles while the crew stays safe under hatch.

Driver Vision Enhancer System for Military Ground Vehicles (DVE)

  • Superior day & night vision
  • High-resolution, multispectral sensors
  • Full situational awareness under the hatch
  • Fully digital real-time performance | ultra-low latency
  • Outstanding DRI performance
  • Ruggedized and ITAR-free solutions
  • Scalable solutions | retrofit & new programs


Fully digital signal processing with up to 60 frames per second, optimized horizontal and vertical viewing angles, and excellent multi-sensor views with various overlay capabilities provide an outstanding, state-of-the-art situational crew awareness for ultra-fast reactions and greatly improve mission and crew safety. Our reliable vision systems gained a high reputation and are greatly welcomed by defense crews worldwide.


For multiple Vehicle types, retrofit and new programs. Our systems are in use worldwide at multiple nations!

We are your partner: Let us discuss your DVE/SAS requirements and shape the best functional and economic system solution for you. We will support you with system integration and stand at your side through the whole system service life.

Enhance your life critical mission!


  • Superior vision capabilities for day and night
  • Long range threat detection,
  • recognition & identification
  • Ultra-fast decision making and action
  • Low noise, high dynamic against nausea & fatigue situations
  • Designed for the whole life cycle,
  • sustainable investment

Use the best powerful technology!

  • Fully digital, extremely sensitive DVE/SAS solutions
  • F-HD low-light CMOS day and advanced thermal LWIR night sensors
  • Day & night vision using an extreme broad spectral range
  • Ultra-fast processing for lowest glass-to-glass latency
  • Continuous, crisp and sharp images even under heavy vibrations
  • DRI / FoV characteristics, optimized and fit for mission
  • High-performance multiple camera stitched views
  • Image fusion and tactical overlays enhance operability
  • Hardware ready for next generation real-time algorithms

Field-proven design: thinking ahead!

  • Rugged and MIL STD 810/MIL STD 461 qualified designs
  • Modular and scalable product approach
  • Long-term availability and service support
  • Interfaces designed for easy integration and service
  • Road homologation roadmap available
  • Constant product & system evolutions for future upgrades
  • ITAR-free component selection and design

VIDEO: DVE - Kappa Armor Eye, update 03.2020: Driver vision enhancer system with 360° surround view and day & night vision

Armor Eye portfolio: Single, Duo VIS+LWIR, Duo angled, Quad

Kappa’s Armor Eye product family of advanced rugged camera solutions offers maximum flexibility for customized and program-specific DVE and SAS designs and integrations. The high-performance vision solutions can be specifically configured according to the vehicle type and the mission tasks. We offer affordable Entry Level (EL) and very sensitive and wide dynamic High Quality (HQ) camera products. Benefit from our project-specific flexibility to adapt view angles and DRI performance for the best operational performance.

(Selection from our Armor Eye portfolio)


Mono Box

Duo Box, angled

Quad Box

Driver Vision Enhancer Display with Picture in Picture

Driver Vision Enhancer Display with Picture in Picture

Technology portfolio, related links
Night Vision


Your Expert

Ringo Mielke

Area Sales Manager Defense Land

Tel.: +49.5508.974.127


Your Expert


Christian Henn

Business Development Defense Land

Tel.: +49.5508.974-199


Your Expert

O'Grady Harold

Harold O'Grady

Kappa - North America

Tel.: +1.612. 258.1247


40 Years!

Kappa has over 40 years of experience with highly robust, specialized cameras for all rugged uses. With our vision systems for military ground vehicles, we provide a decisive information advantage for crews in the field to make rapid, safe decisions in critical situations. We service your needs not only technically, but also by fulfilling all apecific requirements on design assureance, qualification and certification.