German Army Selects Next-Generation L3 Night Vision Technology for Improved Targeting
LONDONDERRY, N.H., February 15, 2019 – L3 Technologies announced today that it has received a purchase order from its German distributor, IEA Mil-Optics GmbH, valued at more than $10 million to supply the German Army with Fusion Goggle Enhanced (FGE) night vision systems featuring state-of-the-art white phosphor image intensifier (I2) tubes.
L3’s FGE is a dual-waveband, helmet-mounted goggle that provides improved situational awareness, targeting and identification over standard night vision goggles for enhanced night observation and lethality.
“These next-generation capabilities give our German customer an advantage through more effective assessment of threats and engagement of targets,” said Lynn Bollengier, Vice President and General Manager of L3 Warrior Mission Solutions. “The FGE is an example of L3’s commitment to delivering cutting-edge technology to our international partners to combat threats and help make the world a safer place.”
Developed and assembled at L3’s Integrated Land Systems headquarters in Londonderry, New Hampshire, which is part of the company’s ISR Systems business segment, the FGE uses I2 technology fused with thermal imagery, thereby bridging the gap in performance and capability for both of these sensors. The I2 tube is manufactured at the company’s Electron Tube Operations facility in Tempe, Arizona. The thermal sensor is produced by L3 Space & Sensors located in Mason, Ohio.
The fused technology provides next-generation targeting and identification in all battlefield conditions and light levels.
L3 Integrated Land Systems develops and manufactures fully qualified, advanced night vision and electro-optical systems and components for the United States military, law enforcement, first responder agencies and allied nations across the globe. An original and qualified manufacturer of night vision imaging technology, L3 Integrated Land Systems uses the latest in thermal, image intensifier and fusion technologies to provide an extensive portfolio of products that enables optimal performance during the day, at night and in adverse weather. L3 Integrated Land Systems is committed to the quality, reliability and supportability of all its fielded systems. To learn more, please visit www.L3T.com/integratedlandsystems.
With headquarters in New York City and approximately 31,000 employees worldwide, L3 develops advanced defense technologies and commercial solutions in pilot training, aviation security, night vision and EO/IR, weapons, maritime systems and space. The company reported 2018 sales of $10.2 billion. To learn more about L3, please visit the company’s website at www.L3T.com.
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