Elbit Systems of America

Night-Vision Goggles Provide Sight for Marines

March 1, 2024
The helmet-mounted SBNVG system enhances night vision and warfighter situational awareness.

Elbit Systems of America, in particular its Night Vision LLC group, a subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd. (Haifa, Israel), was awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) contract with a ceiling of $500 million for binocular night-vision goggles to the U.S. Marine Corps.

The contract award is for a supply of Squad Binocular Night Vision Goggle (SBNVG) systems, including logistical support, testing, and replacements. Work on the ID/IQ contract will be performed in Roanoke, Va., and is expected to be completed by 2028. The initial delivery order award under the contract is worth $127 million.

The SBNVG systems are helmet-mounted night-vision equipment (see image above) capable of providing enhanced night vision during less-than-ideal environmental conditions, including darkness. The systems, based on white phosphor image-intensification tubes, have been designed to provide enhanced battery operating lifetimes.

As Bezhalel (Butzi) Machlis, president and CEO of Elbit Systems, explains, “This ID/IQ contract for Squad Binocular Night Vision Goggles follows previous orders and cements Elbit Systems of America as a leading partner of choice by the U.S. Marine Corps. We are honored to provide proven and cutting-edge equipment to the men and women of the U.S. Marine Corps that will facilitate superior battlefield awareness.”

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