(08 Jun 2021)
Elbit Systems’ UK subsidiary has been awarded a
contract by the UK Ministry of Defence to provide UK Armed
Forces with XACT Night Vision Goggles (NVG).
The initial contract, valued at approximately $16
million (c. £11.5 million), will be performed over an 18-month
period with the potential for additional follow-on orders over a
period of five years.
Under the contract, Elbit Systems UK will supply
the lightweight micro binocular XACT nv33 NVGs in a helmet-mounted
XACT nv33 NVG improve mission efficiency during
dark conditions and enables safe, off-road vehicle driving without
Systems from the XACT family are operationally
proven and have been selected by a
number of NATO countries including Germany and Netherlands, as
well as by Israel.
Martin Fausset, CEO of Elbit Systems UK, said,
“The XACT nv33 NVG systems have already been proven to enhance the
operational effectiveness of several militaries around the world
and we are pleased with the opportunity to provide this capability
to the UK. The manufacturing and delivery of the XACT nv33 NVGs
will create more skilled jobs in the UK and demonstrate freedom of
action and value for money to the UK customer.”
In the past 18-months,
Elbit Systems has secured $95 million in orders for NVGs: for the U.S.
Army’s’ Enhanced Night Vision Goggle – Binocular (ENVG-B)
systems, the U.S. Marine Corps’ Squad Binocular Night Vision
Goggle (SBNVG) systems, the German Federal Polices’ special
forces and special operation units and the Armed Forces of
This is the third contract award for Elbit Systems UK
since the beginning of 2021, adding to the $166 million contract
for maritime training technologies and the $137 million contract
award for the future target acquisition solution (D-JFI).
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