Army Fields Advanced Night Vision

April 15, 2009

The U.S. Army Program Executive Office Soldier delivered 300 sets of the AN/PSQ-20 Enhanced Night Vision Goggles (ENVG) to the 10th Mountain Division, the first unit other than special forces to receive them. The ENVG incorporates image intensification and long-wave infrared sensors into a single integrated system. It has a thermal camera that increases mobility and situational awareness regardless of light, weather or battlefield conditions, and it offers faster threat recognition. The ENVG's compatibility with current aiming lasers enables a fully integrated system of thermal, laser and image intensification. A digital update for the ENVG is in development. With that, soldiers will be able to import and export digital files.

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Does anyone know if files are imported via wireless or data port? Are there plans to utilize a smart mesh that allows firmware updates when a newer version is detected within range (wireless of course) of a unit? Example: Soldier is updated while he is in the rear, deploys back into the field, entire squad is updated just by being in close proximity of the soldier.

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