Elbit Awarded $41M Order as Part of the Night Vision Goggles IDIQ Contract for U.S. Marine Corps

A view of a Marine through the Squad Binocular Night Vision Goggle at night. In January 2020, a group of Marines with The Basic School assessed the Squad Binocular Night Vision Goggle night vision system comprising an image-intensifier binocular and enhanced clip-on thermal imager. U.S. MARINE CORPS / Sgt. Kirstin Spanu

HAIFA, Israel — Elbit Systems Ltd.’s U.S. subsidiary, Elbit Systems of America LLC, has been awarded a delivery order valued at approximately $41 million for the supply of night vision systems and various spare components to the U.S. Marine Corps, the company said in an April 20 release. The order will be executed in Roanoke, Virginia, and will be supplied through March 2022. 

This order is part of a $249 million five-year Squad Binocular Night Vision Goggles indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract from Sept. 6, 2019, under which the U.S. Marine Corps are supplied with Squad Binocular Night Vision Goggle (SBNVG) systems consisting of high-performance, white phosphor image intensifier binoculars, modular uncooled thermal imaging sensors and common external power supplies — providing Marines improved mobility and situational awareness during night operations. 

“Marines need to quickly understand their surroundings and act to engage their targets — no matter the light conditions — and Elbit Systems of America’s SBNVG provides this power in a lightweight, adjustable system that is an ideal upgrade,” said Raanan Horowitz, president and CEO of Elbit Systems of America.