The US Army has released video showing soldiers using newly developed night-vision goggles during a live-fire training exercise at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington.
The footage, which the army says was shot on April 19, depicts one person’s view through the Enhanced Night Vision Goggle-Binocular (ENVG-B), the features of which are detailed on the US Army website.
In its caption of the video, the army said the goggles would provide soldiers with greater “ability to target, engage, and neutralize threats, enhancing mission success and operator safety.” The manufacturer of the goggles, L3Harris Technologies, used the same wording on its website.
In June 2018, L3Harris, then known as L3 Technologies, announced that it had been awarded “a three-year, $391 million contract from the US Army Contracting Command” to develop and provide soldiers with the goggles.
L3Harris Technologies announced in October, 2019, that it had “begun initial deliveries” of ENVG-B goggles to the US Army. On March 26, 2021, the company said it had delivered “more than 4,500 combat-ready ENVG-B systems to soldiers worldwide.” Credit: US Army via Storyful