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Belgium and Germany progress with OCCAR night vision programme

29th April 2022 - 10:00 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira in Kansas City


Mikron is a lightweight, image-intensified, dual-tube NVG. (Photo: German Army)

Belgium and Germany have concluded the operational testing and acceptance campaign of the Mikron NVG under their joint Night Vision Capability (NVC) procurement effort.

Belgian and German troops have completed operational testing and acceptance (OT&A) of the Mikron NVG under the Night Vision Capability (NVC) programme, the Organisation for Joint Armament Co-operation (OCCAR) announced on 12 April.

Acquired in 2021, Mikron is a spin-off from the  NYX family produced by Theon Sensors; it will replace several types of optronic system in service with the Belgian and German armed forces. 

The lightweight NVG is an image-intensified, dual-tube binocular that is able to be operated in helmet-mounted, head-mounted and handheld configurations.

The system features an integrated IR illuminator and is powered by a self-contained single AA battery. It can also be used with a remote

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Flavia Camargos Pereira


Flavia Camargos Pereira

Flavia Camargos Pereira is a North America editor at Shephard Media. She joined the company …

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