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April 21, 2021

Elbit Systems of America to supply night vision systems to USMC

Elbit Systems of America has received a contract for the supply of squad binocular night vision goggle (SBNVG) systems to the US Marine Corps (USMC).

Elbit Systems of America has received a contract for the supply of squad binocular night vision goggle (SBNVG) systems to the US Marine Corps (USMC).

Valued at $41m, the contract also includes the supply of various spare components.

The order will be executed in Virginia and services will be rendered until March next year.

Valued at $249m, a five-year indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract was awarded in the September 2019 for the delivery of SBNVG systems to the USMC.

The latest contract is part of this IDIQ contract.

Elbit will supply a squad binocular night vision goggle system that will provide USMC 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 president and CEO Raanan Horowitz said: “Marines need to quickly understand their surroundings and act to engage their targets, no matter the light conditions, and Elbit Systems of America’s SBNVG provides this power in a lightweight, adjustable system that is an ideal upgrade.”

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

Earlier this month, Elbit Systems of America closed the acquisition of Sparton after receiving all necessary approvals.

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