Enhanced Night Vision Goggle - Binocular (ENVG-B)
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DESCRIPTION

The Enhanced Night Vision Goggle – Binocular (ENVG-B) 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. ENVG-B uses image intensification, infrared (thermal) sensors and augmented reality enhancements. The introduction of the “White Light” tube allows the user to see imagers in a white field instead of the current green background.

BENEFIT TO THE SOLDIER

ENVG-B allows the individual Soldier to see, understand and act first during limited visibility conditions. The goggles combine 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 ENVG-B useful during the day as well as at night, unlike earlier night vision devices. Higher resolution stereoscopic displays allow for faster target acquisition by improving separation of targets from background. Additionally, ENVG-B will receive wirelessly transmitted weapon sight crosshair and thermal imagery from the Family of Weapon Sights-Individual; thus, providing a Rapid Target Acquisition capability that enables Soldiers to detect, recognize and engage targets accurately from any carry position and with significantly reduced exposure to enemy fire.

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 2.5 pounds (threshold) and 1.5 pounds (objective)

Operating hours (continuous fusion):

  • Greater than 7.5 hours (threshold) and 15 hours (objective)

PROGRAM STATUS

1QFY18: Approved Directed Requirement
3QFY18: Initial Combat Solution (ICS) ENVG-B contract awarded
4QFY18: Limited User Evaluation (LUE) 1 for ICS ENVG-B

PROJECTED ACTIVITIES

1QFY19: Award Other Transaction Authority to multiple vendors for Full & Open (F&O) ENVG-B
2QFY19: LUE 2 for ICS ENVG-B
4QFY19: Initial fielding for ICS ENVG-B
4QFY21: Fielding of F&O ENVG-B

Contractors

  • L3 Warrior Sensor Systems (Londonderry, NH)