L3 to supply BNVD-1531 night vision binocular to Canadian agency

12 March 2018 (Last Updated March 12th, 2018 12:59)

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.

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.

“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.”

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.