ENVGEnhanced Night Vision Goggles
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Kevin Smith, assistant product manager for soldier maneuver sensors, said the ENVG III has already undergone operational examinations.
Because the FWS-I wirelessly transmits a video signal of the weapon sight to the ENVG III, a soldier will be able to accurately fire his weapon without having to bring the weapon up to eye level.
When you wear the AN/PSQ-20, you also need to wear the ENVG ACH cover.
PEO Soldier has been working on a fused imaging system since 2000 and is still perfecting the ENVG.
The ENVG combines traditional image-intensification technology with an uncooled, thermal sensor.
The helmet-mounted ENVG is the Army's most advanced night vision goggle that lets soldiers see through smoke and dust, and in complete darkness.
The thermal capabi 1 ity makes the ENVG useful during the day as well," said LTC Schneider.
The ENVGs very much represent the state-of-the-art as far as soldier image fusion is concerned but, attractive as this product may be the company notes that it is not available for export.
Several engineering enhancements to the ENVG improved its fit and function--for example, moving the helmet mount's center of gravity closer to the face to increase comfort as well as stability.
So if the rifle sight is looking a little bit to the right, you will see the image a little bit to the right in the ENVG [enhanced night vision goggle]," he said.
The ENVG, known in the Army as AN/PSQ-20, ensures optical overlay of images provided by its image intensification tube and its 320 x 240 infrared micro-bolometers, which respectively offer a 38[degrees] and a 28[degrees] diagonal field of view.