Elbit will supply the U.S. Army with night-vision goggles in a $442 million deal
The ENVG-B system allows soldiers to see up to 300 meters in complete darkness
Udi Etsion | 17:39 22.10.2020
Elbit Systems’ American subsidiary signed a new contract to provide night-vision goggles to the U.S. Army for $22.5 million, with the potential value of the contract standing at $442 million. Stockpiling the device depends on existing budgets, which could be cut during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. The new night-vision goggles were tested during military exercises enabling soldiers to see up to 300 meters (330 yards) during nighttime scenarios, doubling the range of previous versions. The system uses a heat sensor and infrared light to provide soldiers with realistic night images.
The new contract is another step in maximizing the business potential of the market, and follows the acquisition of American-company Harris, which was purchased by Elbit in April 2019 for $350 million.