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French Army receives first O-NYX night vision goggles

05 February 2020
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The French Army has begun receiving Thales O-NYX night vision goggles (NVGs), Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly announced on the website of the Direction générale de l’armement (DGA), the French armament procurement agency, on 30 January 2020. The first deliveries were to the 21st Marine Infantry Regiment (21e Régiment d’Infanterie de Marine: 21e RIMa) in Fréjus.

The French Army has begun receiving O-NYX NVGs, beginning with units deploying to Sahel. (Thales)The French Army has begun receiving O-NYX NVGs, beginning with units deploying to Sahel. (Thales)

The DGA said that the 21e RIMa and 2e Régiment Étranger d’Infanterie (2e REI) in Nîmes would receive the NVGs for the mission of units of the 6th Light Armoured Brigade (6e Brigade Légère Blindée) in Sahel at the beginning of 2020.

The aim is for the DGA to receive 3,179 NVGs in 2020 and 340 in 2021. Several thousand additional NVGs are to be delivered until 2025, equipping all three armed services, the DGA added.

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