Elbit Systems of America to provide night vision systems for USMC

4 October 2019 (Last Updated October 4th, 2019 11:25)

Elbit Systems of America has received an order to supply night vision systems and spare components to the US Marine Corps (USMC).

Elbit Systems of America has received an order to supply night vision systems and spare components to the US Marine Corps (USMC).

The $23m delivery order is part of a previously awarded contract to the Night Vision business of L3Harris Technologies.

Valued at $249m, a five-year indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract was awarded in the first week of last month for the delivery of squad binocular night vision goggles to the USMC.

Elbit Systems of America completed the $350m acquisition of the Night Vision business days after the contract was awarded.

The company will supply a squad binocular night vision goggle system that will provide marines with enhanced mobility and situational awareness during night operations.

The night vision goggle system comprises a white phosphor image intensifier binocular, an external power supply, and a modular uncooled thermal imaging sensor.

The white phosphor improves clarity in night operations.

Elbit Systems of America will perform the delivery order in Roanoke, Virginia, with deliveries set to take place over the next ten months.

The clip-on thermal imager will enable improved depth perception. The systems will allow marines to see in low light and inclement weather.

The USMC expects to purchase around 14,000 of these new binocular night vision systems.

Last month, the company won a five-year $85m contract from the US Navy to repair the digital display indicator (DDI) systems aboard the F/A-18 aircraft.