Theon Sensors awarded contract for the U.S. Marine Corps
THEON SENSORS officially announced at a press conference its strategic partnership with HARRIS Night Vision USA (now ESA – Night Vision) and a joint contract under the SBNVG US Marine Corps program .
THEON SENSORS conducted a press conference in Athens, officially announcing the cooperation with ΗARRIS Night Vision USA (now ESA – Night Vision) and the joint-venture contract for the SBNVG solution towards the United States Marine Corps (USMC).
THEON SENSORS in collaboration with its strategic ally HARRIS Night Vision USA (recently acquired by Elbit Systems of America) participated in an international tender issued by the US Marine Corps.
The outcome of this tender (six submitted proposals) has been successful and resulted on a $249 million USD – 5 year IDIQ contract award, with expected more than 14,000 systems to be delivered.
The contract was awarded by the US Department of Defense (see corresponding announcement: https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Contracts/Contract/Article/1954307/) at the beginning of September 2019 with deliveries starting in spring 2020 and concluding in September 2024.
THEON SENSORS, as a subcontractor, will provide to its American industrial partner its dedicated night vision binocular NYX in a Semi Knock Down Kit format, where final manufacturing and dissemination of the complete SBNVG solution will be performed at Roanoke Night Vision production facility. In addition, THEON SENSORS will provide its night vision accessories and spare parts throughout the contract term.
This strategic collaboration of THEON SENSORS with its US partner and the recent award by the USMC for the Squad Binocular Night Vision Goggle (SBNVG) marks also a significant landmark, true success story among the Defense Exports and Cooperation of our countries.