Elbit’s Enhanced Night Vision Systems will be Supplied to US Army

Elbit’s Enhanced Night Vision Systems will be Supplied to US Army

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Advanced night vision systems will be supplied to the U.S Army by Elbit Systems’ US subsidiary, Elbit Systems of America. The company was awarded an Other Transaction Authority (“OTA”) contract from the US Army for Enhanced Night Vision Goggle – Binocular (“ENVG-B”) systems. The potential contract value under the OTA contract could reach a maximum of approximately $442 million. 

The US Army did not define an overall time-frame for performance of the OTA contract. An initial order in the amount of approximately $22.5 million for low-rate initial production (LRIP) of systems has been placed under the OTA contract, with a period of performance through December 2021, to be executed in Roanoke, Virginia.

According to the company’s announcement, the ENVG-B systems provide US warfighters with unprecedented situational awareness during limited visibility conditions and increased lethality through faster target acquisition. The systems will undergo various qualification phases, including field trials and system testing.

The ENVG-B integrates heads-up situational awareness and unmatched capabilities to own the networked battlefield. Wireless connection to the rifle mounted thermal weapon sight allows for rapid target acquisition, augmented reality, and Nett Warrior interface and provides the warfighter lethal capability to engage in close combat operations, according to the company’s website. 

Bezhalel (Butzi) Machlis, Elbit Systems President & CEO, commented: “The selection of the ENVG-B systems by the U.S Army is a testament to the quality of Elbit Systems of America’s technologies and their unique operational contribution. This contract award demonstrates the significant potential of our night vision activities.”