Elbit Systems of America providing upgraded night vision goggles for U.S. Marines through 2022

FORT WORTH, TEXAS April 20, 2021 – United States Marines rely on Elbit Systems of America’s lightweight night vision systems known as the Squad Binocular Night Vision Goggle (SBNVG) to provide added clarity, agility, and lethality. This is a major upgrade to the USMC’s legacy night vision device, the PVS-14. This advancement was initiated in 2019 under an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract. Elbit Systems of America received an approximately $41 million order from the USMC for the delivery order under this IDIQ, to continue replacing the Marines’ legacy monocular night vision systems with SBNVGs through March 2022. All orders will be fulfilled from Elbit Systems of America’s Roanoke, Virginia facility.

The SBNVG is a helmet-mounted system that provides Marines with increased depth perception, enhanced clarity through high-performance white phosphor image intensifier tubes, a thermal-imaging capability, and more. These features, along with extra-long run times, provide Marines an added edge on the battlefield.

“Marines need the ability to quickly understand their surroundings and act to engage their targets – no matter the light conditions – and Elbit Systems of America’s SBNVG provides this power in a lightweight, adjustable system,” said Raanan Horowitz, President and CEO of Elbit Systems of America. “The Squad Binocular Night Vision Goggle is an ideal upgrade.”

Elbit Systems of America has a proud history supplying the USMC with night vision and electro-optic innovations, as well as superior airborne solutions to enhance mission success.

More details about Elbit Systems of America – Night Vision are available at

Access a 2020 USMC article on SBNVGs at


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