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Australia orders NVGs and develops sovereign C4 network

15th December 2020 - 01:52 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch

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The Australian Army continues to modernise with the latest high-tech equipment such as NVGs on the way.

Australia’s Department of Defence announced on 10 December that the country’s military will soon be sporting a ‘cutting-edge night-fighting capability’ thanks to new night vision goggles (NVG).

The contract awarded to Mission Systems Australia was worth A$173 million ($130 million), and it covers more than 5,500 helmet-mounted fused NVGs. No mention was made of the type of NVG, but the named supplier is a subsidiary of L3Harris Technologies.

Shephard believes the winning device could be the Enhanced Night Vision Goggle - Binocular (ENVG-B), as the Australian Defence Force (ADF) had been trialling binocular NVGs since about July last year. The …

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