France orders more O-NYX goggles
Further deliveries are expected until 2025.
According to Thales, the 350g lightweight O-NYX goggles ‘offer higher performance’ with greater comfort for the wearer than other types of NVG.
A patented low-profile design shortens the distance between the eyes and the centre of gravity of the equipment, to minimise neck strain and improve wearing comfort for prolonged use. O-NYX can operate for up to 40h on a single charge, or off standard AA batteries if needed.
Improvements in optical performance are delivered by a 51° FOV, expanding the observed scene by 70% compared with conventional goggles.
Partner company Photonis worked with Thales on the O-NYX programme to enhance the performance of the image intensification tubes.
The DGA and the French Army have validated 4G tube technology, which increases optical performance by 50-60% compared to existing solutions.
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