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OCCAR has signed an amendment to an existing contract for binocular night vision goggles with a consortium consisting of Hensoldt Optronics and Theon Sensors, Hensoldt writes in a press release. The contract amendment worth a mid-three-digit million amount implements the option for the supply of additional 20.000 MIKRON night vision goggles for the German Armed Forces while at the same time accelerating the delivery schedule. The order will be executed by the newly founded Hensoldt Theon Night Vision joint venture. Furhermore, the contract amendment covers various MIKRON enhancements and changes to the system configuration as a result of the operational test and acceptance phase.

The MIKRON Binocular Night Vision Googles have two 16 mm residual light amplifier tubes and an integrated infrared illuminator. They can be worn by the soldier either on the helmet or by means of a headgear system. The two monoculars can be folded away separately. MIKRON is powered by a single AA battery but can also be operated with an external battery pack should a longer operating time be required.

The accelerated delivery schedule of the enhanced MIKRON is to start with first deliveries this month, while the total quantity of 29.550 NVGs under contract is planned to be completed in the 3rd quarter of 2024.