Missions Systems Australia has been awarded the contract to deliver the ADF's new night-fighting capability which is expected to be rolled out by 2023 through a $173 million government investment.
More than 5,500 cutting-edge helmet-mounted fused night vision systems will be delivered to the ADF, combining image intensification (night vision) with thermal imaging to improve visibility and target detection in low or no light situations.
Minister for Defence Linda Reynolds said the equipment will ensure Australian soldiers are better equipped to fight and win in all conditions.
“The new fused night vision systems will provide greater survivability to our ADF personnel through increased situational awareness and the ability to detect movement at greater distances,” Minister Reynolds said.
“The fused night vision system will also allow augmented reality enhancements, including location and navigation data in the heads-up display."
Mission Systems Australia is an Australian subsidiary company with 150 employees nationally, and maintenance and distribution facilities around Australia.