United Arab Emirates Awarded $13 Million Contract for UAE Binocular Night Vision Device (BNVD)
United Arab Emirates Awarded $13 Million Contract for UAE Binocular Night Vision Device (BNVD)

L3Harris Technologies Awarded $13 Million Contract for UAE Binocular Night Vision Device (BNVD)

L3 Technologies Inc., Londonderry, New Hampshire, was awarded a $13,148,618 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of Binocular Night Vision Device (BNVD) and accessories. BNVD was designed to increase system resolution, significantly reduce head-borne weight and improve system center of gravity. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work will be performed in Londonderry, New Hampshire, with an estimated completion date of Nov. 8, 2021. Fiscal 2010 Foreign Military Sales (United Arab Emirates) funds in the amount of $13,148,618 were obligated at the time of the award. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity (W91CRB-21-C-5004).

The L3Harris Binocular Night Vision Device (BNVD), also known by the military nomenclature AN/PVS-31A, is a compact, lightweight, Generation III high-performance white phosphor dual-tube goggle. Ergonomic, low-profile binocular design provides operator with superior situational awareness and improved depth perception over single-tube systems. The housing is engineered to be more rugged over legacy AN/PVS-15 system. Working directly with input from Special Forces operators, the BNVD was designed to increase system resolution, significantly reduce head-borne weight and improve system center of gravity.

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L3Harris Binocular Night Vision Device (BNVD, AN/PVS-31A)
L3Harris Binocular Night Vision Device (BNVD, AN/PVS-31A)

Includes Gen III Image Intensification Tubes (I2) with Auto-Gated Technology to prevent damage in high-light environments. High-performance white phosphor image with enhanced degree of detail in overall contrast and range of shades. Provides the operator more visual information for accurate assessment and acquisition. Low-light and nighttime maneuvers appear more natural in black and white, with added contrast detail in shapes and shadows providing the operator more visual information for assessment and acquisition. White phosphor provides varying shades of intensity between black and white (over black and green), resulting in better contrast and depth perception.

L3Harris Technologies (L3Harris) is an American technology company, defense contractor and information technology services provider that produces C6ISR systems and products, wireless equipment, tactical radios, avionics and electronic systems, night vision equipment, and both terrestrial and spaceborne antennas for use in the government, defense, and commercial sectors. They specialize in surveillance solutions, microwave weaponry, and electronic warfare. It was formed from the merger of L3 Technologies (formerly L-3 Communications) and Harris Corporation on June 29, 2019, and is expected to be the sixth-largest defense contractor in the world.

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