L3 gets US Army next-gen night vision goggles contract

L3 Technologies (NYSE:LLL) has announced that it has been awarded a three-year, USD 391 million contract from the US Army Contracting Command to provide soldiers with true next-generation Binocular Night Vision Goggles that improve mobility, targeting and maneuverability for ground forces, the company said.

The Enhanced Night Vision Goggle — Binocular (ENVG-B) includes L3´s high-performance white phosphor image intensification technology in a dual-tube goggle, as well as a separate thermal channel for image fusion and thermal target detection.

This technology will increase the ability to locate and engage threats, and access common operating environment imagery. The ENVG-B will also include a new high-resolution display and an embedded soldier wireless personal area network, rapid target acquisition and augmented reality algorithms to interface with the US Army´s Nett Warrior.

The complete system will interface with the Army´s next-generation family of weapon sights, while enhancing interoperability and data sharing.

Headquartered in New York City, L3 Technologies employs approximately 31,000 people worldwide and is a provider of a broad range of communication, electronic and sensor systems used on military, homeland security and commercial platforms.