Army places $100 million ENVG-B order

By Ethan Sterenfeld / September 21, 2021 at 9:52 AM

The Army has placed a $100 million order with L3Harris for the Enhanced Night Vision Goggle-Binocular, which provides both night vision and thermal sensing modes, according to a Sept. 16 press release from the company.

This is the second order placed under the Army’s $442 million ENVG-B program of record contract with L3Harris, according to the press release. The company has already delivered more than 6,000 goggles to the Army.

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), who represents the L3Harris facility where the goggles are built, said in the company’s press release that she would continue to support the program in Congress. Shaheen is a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

“Our soldiers deserve the best technology possible to ensure successful missions at home and abroad,” she said. “I’ll continue working in Congress to guarantee our warfighters have the technology they need to ensure success and that New Hampshire stays on the frontlines of producing cutting-edge technology.”

First fielded in 2019, ENVG-B uses a binocular design, which provides improved depth perception and a wider field of view compared to older monocular designs. ENVG-B has some augmented reality features and can connect with weapon sights.