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. ENVG uses both image intensification and infrared (thermal) sensors.
BENEFIT TO THE SOLDIER
ENVG I/II/III allows the individual Soldier to see, understand and act first during limited visibility conditions. The systems 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 useful during the day as well as at night, unlike earlier night vision devices.
ENVG III receives wirelessly transmitted weapon sight crosshair and thermal imagery from the Family of Weapon Sights-Individual, thus providing a Rapid Target Acquisition (RTA) capability. RTA enables Soldiers to detect, recognize and engage targets accurately from any carry position and with significantly reduced exposure to enemy fire.
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)
4QFY16: Type Classification – Standard
2QFY18: First Article Test
- ENVG III Full Materiel Release
- ENVG III Production begins
2QFY19: ENVG III fieldings begin in accordance with Headquarters Department of the Army G-8 priorities