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THEON Sensors sole subcontractor on Elbit USMC SBNVG contract

Posted 11 December 2023

Elbit Systems of America (Elbit America) has been awarded, through an international tender, a five-year $500 million IDIQ contract for the supply of the Squad Binocular Night Vision Goggle (SBNVG) to the US Marine Corps (USMC) and (as exclusive subcontractor) THEON Sensors will supply Elbit with its dedicated night vision binocular.

Image courtesy THEON Sensors

THEON Sensors will supply Elbit with its dedicated night vision binocular NYX in a Semi Knock Down Kit format and the final manufacturing and dissemination of the complete SBNVG solution will be performed at Elbit America’s Roanoke, Virginia facility.  

In addition, THEON Sensors will provide its night vision spare and repair parts, logistics support and test article refurbishment throughout the contract term.

Engineered with close-focus technology and an integrated IR illuminator, this night vision binocular delivers a tactical advantage in low-light and no-light combat scenarios providing improved operational performance and situational awareness.

The contract is awarded by the US Department of Defense (DoD). For the first delivery order following contract, a total amount of $126.8 million will be obligated.

THEON Sensors has been partnering with Elbit America (ex-Harris Night Vision) since 2018, where its NYX Night Vision Binocular Semi Knock Down Kit is OEM’ed by Elbit America and offered to US DoD and the USMC as F5032. Due to the high quality of the Night Vision Binocular, it has been awarded in 2019 (a five year IDIQ Program of $249 million) by USMC for the SBNVG I Program and codified in US as AN/PVS-31D.







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