OCCAR | Additional Night Vision Goggles
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Published on 20/04/2024 at 13:56

The Director of the Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation (OCCAR), Mr. Joachim Sucker, has signed a third amendment to the Night Vision Goggles Contract on behalf of Belgium and Germany. This amendment concerns the procurement of additional Night Vision Goggles and Follow-On Support with the Consortium of Hensoldt Optronics GmbH and THEON Sensors SA.

According to a relevant announcement, the Night Vision Goggles (NVG) Contract Amendment No. 3 includes an additional 16,041 MIKRON NVG Sets, 8,423 Head Mounting Systems for Germany and an initial Follow-On Support for the additional German NVG sets. 

Since 2021 almost 20,000 MIKRON NVG Sets have been delivered to Belgium and Germany, alongside accessories and Follow-On Support.

Also read: Hensoldt THEON NightVision GmbH | Signing of contract with OCCAR for 20.000 night vision goggles

German representatives highlighted the continued increase of the Belgian and German night vision capabilities and strong cooperation between the two Nations as well as the successful achievement of the objectives of the Night Vision Capability (NVC) Programme and the management provided by OCCAR.

The Belgian-German NVC Programme procures and manages night vision equipment for dismounted forces and drivers of military vehicles, resulting in an increase of interoperability and a decrease of logistic footprint in operational theatres. 

Also read: PHOTONIS | Delivery of 40,000 image intensifier tubes for OCCAR contracts

It is a major cooperation project in this technological field and one of the largest NVG tenders in Europe.

The MIKRON NVGs are light-weight, image-intensified, dual-tube binoculars that can be operated helmet-mounted, head-mounted or hand-held. The system also features an integrated infrared illuminator. 

To allow instant usage configuration changes, the user can flip away each monocular separately. The MIKRON is powered by a self-contained single AA battery, but can also be used with a remote battery pack for increased operating time.

Also read: OCCAR | Order to THEON SENSORS for additional Night Vision Goggles




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