US-based company L3 Warrior Sensor Systems has secured its first international contract to deliver its latest night vision binocular to a Canadian government agency.
Under the multimillion-dollar contract, L3 will be responsible for providing the agency with the Binocular Night Vision Device (BNVD-1531) that was released less than a year ago.
BNVD-1531 is a lightweight, ergonomic binocular featuring adjustable diopters, manual gain adjustment, individually rotating monoculars and an integrated infrared illuminator.
A range of features gives the device improved situational awareness that allows operators to carry out their missions more effectively and efficiently.
L3 Warrior Sensor Systems of International Solutions general manager Serge Buchakjian said: “The BNVD-1531 adds a new dimension of capability to our extensive portfolio of night vision solutions.
“By combining the features most sought after by our customers, the BNVD-1531 is the best-value solution to deliver night vision capability that is interchangeable across multiple users in a variety of operational environments.”
The BNVD-1531 devices are equipped with high-performance Gen III image-intensification tubes. These are produced at the company’s electron tube operations facility in Tempe, Arizona, US.
As the newest addition to the company’s portfolio of image-intensified (I2) systems, BNVD-1531 combines the most significant features of the rugged, battle-proven AN / PVS-15 and AN / PVS-31A binocular devices. It can be operated as a helmet-mounted, head-mounted or handheld system.
L3 manufactures the binoculars at its Sensor Systems business segment in Londonderry, New Hampshire, US.