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US Army evolves night vision requirements

18th April 2018 - 17:00 GMT | by Tim Fish in Auckland

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The US Army is looking to replace its existing night vision monocular systems with new binocular systems to improve its night fighting capabilities.

The Enhanced Night Vision Goggle – Binocular (ENVG-B) programme will take over from the existing ENVG III programme that is already providing monocular systems to the army under a contract with BAE Systems.

Col Travis Thompson, deputy director of the Soldier Lethality Cross Functional Team, at the Manoeuvre Centre of Excellence in Ft Benning, told Shephard that ENVG III ‘will likely wind down’ as the US Army moves in the direction of going to a binocular capability.

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