U.S. Army Fields New Night Vision Equipment

The U.S. Army has started fielding its newest night vision equipment, the Enhanced Night Vision Goggle – Binocular (ENVG-B) and the Family of Weapon Sights – Individual (FWS-I), last month.

The Army’s 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division is the first unit to receive the new equipment. The “Dagger Brigade” received and fielded the new equipment from Sept. 23 – 26.

The ENVG-B and FWS-I systems are the most advanced night vision equipment in the Army. It provides improved night vision capabilities, increased situational awareness, and rapid target acquisition in zero light conditions compare to earlier equipment. The new systems allow Soldiers to see through fog, dust, and smoke, in both day and night environments.

“The ENVG-B will truly be the greatest goggle that we’ve ever fielded,” said Brig. Gen Anthony W. Potts, PEO Soldier. “The thermal channel has a day-night capability and we’ve added in things like augmented reality.”

2nd ABCT Soldiers spent two days in a classroom learning the basics of the equipment, followed by hands-on training at firing ranges. “Dagger” brigade will train on the new equipment over the next several months.

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