Two NATO Countries Choose Safran’s Latest-Generation E‑NYX™ Night Vision Goggles

 In Defense

Safran Electronics & Defense record­ed the first two orders for its new E‑NYXTM wide field-of-view night vision gog­gles (NVG) at the end of June. Combining extreme­ly light­weight with enhanced reli­a­bil­i­ty, robust­ness, and per­for­mance, in par­tic­u­lar, due to its expand­ed 47° field of view, E‑NYXTM has been select­ed by two NATO coun­tries that recent­ly con­firmed their plans to join the Takuba Task Force(1).

E‑NYXTM is Safran’s Enhanced mul­ti­role NVG. It draws on the full range of exper­tise in portable optron­ics (elec­tro-opti­cal equip­ment) and image inten­si­fi­ca­tion built up over the last 30 years by Safran and its strate­gic part­ner, Theon Sensors. The two part­ners have already deliv­ered some 160,000 image inten­si­fi­er devices to armed forces from around the world.

E‑NYXTM fea­tures the latest gen­er­a­tion of image inten­si­fi­er tubes (IIT) designed and built by a French com­pa­ny and reflect­ing the state-of-the-art in European defense optron­ics. Weighing less than 500 grams, E‑NYXTM spans all require­ments for today’s infantry sol­diers, includ­ing tac­ti­cal move­ments, obser­va­tion, vehi­cle con­trol, and firing weapons of all cal­ibers, thanks to its com­pat­i­bil­i­ty with laser illu­mi­na­tor-point­ers in the 830 – 960nm fre­quen­cy band.

These advanced night vision gog­gles offer native com­pat­i­bil­i­ty with Safran’s ECOTI/ECOSI(2) clip-on, to add anti-cam­ou­flage and see-spot(3) capa­bil­i­ties thanks to the addi­tion of an infrared chan­nel. They also fea­ture advanced con­nec­tiv­i­ty, includ­ing con­nec­tions to NATO-stan­dard infor­ma­tion and com­mu­ni­ca­tions sys­tems, nav­i­ga­tion, geolo­ca­tion, and real-time Blue Force Tracking (BFT).

These first two orders con­firm Safran’s posi­tion as a world leader in portable optron­ics for dis­mount­ed sol­diers. Produced in France, E‑NYXTM clear­ly illus­trates the country’s exper­tise in high-per­for­mance portable optron­ics, as well as the global reach of this French center of excel­lence.

  • The Takuba Task Force, com­pris­ing spe­cial forces from European coun­tries, was cre­at­ed to fight ter­ror­ist groups in the Sahel region.
  • Enhanced Clip-On Thermal Imager (ECOTI); Enhanced Clip-On SWIR Imager (ECOSI).
  • See-spot allows the dis­play of laser point­ing spots emit­ted by vehi­cle-mount­ed or troop-car­ried target des­ig­na­tors for ter­mi­nal guid­ance of muni­tions.

Source: COTS Journal

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