Soldiers and Marines Test the Army’s Newest Night-Vision Goggles

Soldiers and Marines recently began the final field evaluation of the new binocular-style night-vision goggles the Army intends to begin fielding this fall.

The limited-user evaluation, known as a Soldier Touchpoint, will give a small group of soldiers and Marines the chance to use the new Enhanced Night Vision Goggle-Binocular (ENVG-B) in field conditions at Fort Drum, New York, according to an Army news release.

The evaluation, which began April 22 and will last until May 3, will include a 36-hour platoon situational training exercise that includes convoy and range operations, land navigation and individual movement techniques.

“Throughout the past year and a half, soldier and Marine feedback from these Touchpoints provided several improvements to the ENVG-B system,” Capt. Joshua Redmond, ENVG-B assistant product manager at Program Executive Office Soldier, said in the release. “The soldiers developed the system into what it is today, and these goggles have overwhelming user acceptance.”

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Author: Dian Welle