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Fort Worth defense company receives $23M order for night vision technology

Elbit Systems of America was awarded a $23 million order to supply systems and spare parts for the US Marine Corps’ Squad Binocular Night Vision Goggles program, the company announced on Oct. 3.

Elbit’s Night Vision, LLC. will supply and execute the order in Roanoke, Virginia over the next 10 months.

The Fort Worth-based defense technology company acquired the Night Vision business from Harris Corp. last month in a deal valued at $350 million. The new Marine order stems from a five-year contract, worth $249 million, first awarded to Harris Corp. on Sept. 6.

Elbit will supply the Marines a Squad Binocular Night Vision Goggle System that consists of a high-performance, white phosphor image intensifier binocular, a modular uncooled thermal imaging sensor, and a common external power supply. The system increases mobility and situational awareness during night operations, Elbit said.

“This award demonstrates our commitment to providing the U.S. Marine Corps with the best night vision solution commercially available on the market today,” said Erik Fox, vice president and general manager of Elbit Systems of America – Night Vision. “I’m confident in our team’s ability to make this program a success for the customer.”

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