Marine rifle squads are getting their hands on upgraded night vision goggles, which are expected to offer ‘exponential’ increases in lethality, according to Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC).
The new helmet-mounted Squad Binocular Night Vision Goggles (SNBVG) chosen by MCSC is lighter in weight than the current system, and allows for better depth perception when moving.
These newly updated SNBVG units combine a binocular night vision device with dual-tube goggles to provide an individual with a full view of what’s in front of them, unlike other night vision goggles that may only be single-tube, which only covers only one eye, and includes an enhanced clip-on thermal imager, that helps positioning in reduced visibility.
(A better NVG for a more lethal Marine. Courtesy of Marine Corps Systems Command and YouTube. Posted on Jan 29, 2019.)