DESCRIPTION:

The AN/PSQ-20 Enhanced Night Vision Goggle (ENVG) provides dismounted Brigade Combat Team warfighters the capability to observe and maneuver in all weather conditions, through obscurants, during limited visibility and under all lighting conditions while enabling rapid detection and engagement with rifle-mounted aiming lasers. The ENVG uses both image intensification and infrared (thermal) sensors.

BENEFIT TO THE WARFIGHTER

The ENVG allows the individual Soldier to see, understand and act first during limited visibility conditions. It combines the visual detail in low light conditions that is provided by image intensification with the thermal sensor’s ability to see through fog, dust and smoke. This thermal capability makes the ENVG useful during the day as well as at night, unlike earlier night vision devices.

SPECIFICATIONS

Man-sized target recognition:
  • 80 percent probability at 150 meters (threshold) and 300 meters (objective)
  • 50 percent probability at 300 meters (threshold) and 550 meters (objective)
  • Total system weight:
    • Less than 2 pounds (threshold) and 1.5 pounds (objective)
    • Operating hours (continuous fusion):
      • Greater than 7.5 hours (threshold) and 15 hours (objective)

PROGRAM STATUS

  • 2QFY15: Contract awards to BAE Systems and DRS Technologies for ENVG III
  • 3QFY15: Critical Design Review (CDR) for DRS ENVG III design
  • 4QFY15: CDR for BAE ENVG III design
  • 4QFY15: Early User Assessment
  • 1QFY16: Production Qualification Test

PROJECTED ACTIVITIES

  • 2QFY16: Reliability Growth Test 1
  • 3QFY16: Reliability Growth Test 2
  • 4QFY16: Type Classification – Standard
  • 1QFY17: ENVG III Full Materiel Release
  • 1QFY17: ENVG III Full-Rate Production begins
  • 2QFY17: ENVG III Fieldings begin in accordance with Headquarters Department of the Army G-8 priorities

FOREIGN MILITARY SALES

None

CONTRACTORS

  • Harris Corp. (Roanoke, VA)
  • L-3 Warrior Systems (Londonderry, NH)
  • DRS Technologies (Melbourne, FL and Dallas, TX)
  • BAE Systems (Nashua, NH)

PEO

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