Harris introduces new night vision binocular for warfighters

27 October 2016 (Last Updated October 27th, 2016 18:30)

Harris has introduced its new F5032 lightweight night-vision binocular for warfighters.

Harris has introduced its new F5032 lightweight night-vision binocular for warfighters.

The new goggles feature an integrated infra-red illuminator and image intensifiers, which allow soldiers to operate in the dark more effectively.

Using Harris' F5032 will improve a warfighter’s night and low-light capabilities.

"This new Harris lightweight binocular delivers much more capability than any other fielded models."

The binocular's close-focus range capability helps soldiers to conduct tasks on the battlefield that were previously impossible, Harris said in a statement.

Harris night vision business vice-president and general manager Erik Fox said: “This new Harris lightweight binocular delivers much more capability than any other fielded models.

“We’re excited to make these available at a time when reduced size, weight and power (SWaP) and ease of use are major concerns for warfighters in a complex tactical environment.”

The F5032 also has fixed and adjustable dioptre lenses that help to reduce eye fatigue for users.

For more than 50 years, Harris has been providing vision-enhancing solutions for military applications.

The company also provides technical support, service, training and maintenance for its products.