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France orders more O-NYX goggles

8th February 2021 - 13:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

NVG offers improved FOV and greater user comfort, manufacturer Thales claims.

French defence procurement agency DGA has placed another O-NYX NVG order with Thales, requesting 3,000 more goggles alongside the 3,500 already delivered in 2020.

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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