“Aiming to provide the most technically advanced and lightweight solution possible, our goggles allow soldiers to quickly detect and engage targets for a tactical edge,” said Marc Casseres, director of Precision Guidance and Sensing Solutions at BAE Systems.
“When fully integrated with the FWS-I weapon sight, the combined solution provides superior imagery and a target acquisition capability that can greatly increase mission success and survivability.”
The BAE Systems-developed ENVG III/FWS-I solution features a Rapid Target Acquisition (RTA) Module to greatly reduce target engagement time.
The innovative RTA solution uses a wireless connection to transmit the weapon sight’s aim point and surrounding imagery directly into the soldier’s goggle.
This enables soldiers to quickly locate and engage targets from any carry position, without needing to shoulder the weapon, and allows soldiers to accurately engage targets while still maintaining full cover for increased survivability.
- Unlike other systems, the company’s solution eliminates the need to switch between night vision goggles and weapon-mounted thermal sights when identifying or engaging threats.
- Comprised of two devices – the ENVG III night vision goggles and FWS-I thermal weapon sight – the solution wirelessly integrates both elements into a single system.
- By connecting these devices, soldiers can quickly acquire and engage targets with no delay.
Small and light
- Both devices have been optimized to minimize size and weight, making it one of the most compact and capable integrated targeting units on the market.
- By cutting the optic size in half, BAE Systems allow dismounted warfighters to easily maneuver by reducing the weight they need to carry into combat.
- Both the ENVG III and FWS-I are optimized for minimal power consumption, reducing extra weight as a result of battery loads.
Easy to operate
- The intuitive user interface is easy to use, allowing operators to switch between modes at the push of a button.
- The system provides picture-in-picture and scope-only views for a multitude of ways to engage targets.