Elbit Systems Deutschland, a German subsidiary of Israel's Elbit Systems, announced Wednesday that it was selected by the Procurement Office of the German Federal Ministry of the Interior, after a competitive tender procedure, to supply XACT nv33 Night Vision Goggles (NVGs) for the German Federal Police. The NVGs will help officers fight crime across Germany by facilitating more effective operations at night, which is seen as essential. Details on the amount of NVGs, the value of the deal and the timing of the delivery were not released.
According to Elbit, this decision by the German Federal Police follows the purchase of the XACT nv33 NVGs by another satisfied German customer – the German Armed Forces – that are already using them for various missions. Products from the XACT family have also been selected by other NATO countries, such as the Netherlands, as well as the Israeli and the Australian Armed Forces.
The XACT nv33 is a lightweight binocular image intensifier that can be mounted on a wide variety of helmets, and can also be hand-held. Its compact dimensions, light weight and the capability to use the system while driving a vehicle in absolute darkness will further increase the operational capabilities of federal officers and improve their readiness for future security-related requirements, Elbit said.