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L3Harris Technologies has delivered the first 40 combat-ready Enhanced Night Vision Goggle-Binocular (ENVG-B) systems to the US Army.

The company started initial deliveries as part of a $391m contract it received last year from the US Army.

The new systems are designed to provide improved situational awareness, mobility and protection to soldiers.

L3Harris expects initial fielding of the systems to be completed by early 2020.

This ENVG-B is designed to meet the needs of the US Army’s Soldier Lethality Cross-Functional team.

The binocular night vision goggle features white phosphor image intensification technology in a dual-tube goggle to provide an improved capability to locate and engage threats.

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It also includes a separate thermal channel to enable image fusion and thermal target detection.

L3Harris Technologies Communication Systems president Dana Mehnert said: “The ENVG-B is the result of a year-long collaboration with the US Army to deliver the most advanced night fighting system ever fielded.

“This is the first networked night vison system that brings battlefield imagery and data directly to the soldier’s eye, providing situational awareness beyond the capability of near-peer threats facing the US military and our allies around the world.”

The company received additional orders totalling around $153m for the delivery of 7,000 systems and logistics support.

Under the ENVG-B Directed Requirement contract, L3Harris has so far received orders to supply more than 10,000 systems to the army.

L3Harris has incorporated a new high-resolution display and an embedded soldier wireless personal area network in the ENVG-B system.

In addition, the advanced system is equipped with target acquisition and augmented reality algorithms to interface with the US Army’s Nett Warrior integrated dismounted leader Situational Awareness (SA) system.

The complete system supports interfacing with the family of weapon sights operated by the army.