Elbit America wins US Army contract of up to $442 mil for night vision goggle systems 

The ENVG-B is said to provide troops with unprecedented situational awareness during limited visibility conditions and increased lethality through faster target acquisition 

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Israel's Elbit Systems announced Thursday that its U.S. subsidiary Elbit America was awarded an Other Transaction Authority (OTA) contract from the U.S. Army for Enhanced Night Vision Goggle – Binocular (ENVG-B) systems. The potential contract value could reach about $442 million. The U.S. Army did not define an overall timeframe for performance of the contract. 

An initial order in the amount of approximately $22.5 million for low-rate initial production of systems has been placed under the contract, with a period of performance through December 2021, to be executed in Roanoke, Virginia.

The ENVG-B systems provide U.S. warfighters with unprecedented situational awareness during limited visibility conditions and increased lethality through faster target acquisition. The ENVG-B systems will undergo various qualification phases, including field trials and system testing, Elbit said.

Bezhalel (Butzi) Machlis, Elbit Systems President & CEO, commented: "The selection of the ENVG-B systems by the U.S Army is a testament to the quality of Elbit Systems of America's technologies and their unique operational contribution. This contract award demonstrates the significant potential of our night vision activities."

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