Nellie Era of Thales

Nellie Era of Thales 2 July, 2020

Night vision systems are the key solution for the personnel to continue their duties under dark conditions. With developing technology, these systems continue to advance.

Thales, operating in France, introduced Nellie, infantry night vision goggles (NVG). Providing three-dimensional images, the hardware also improves the user's sense of the depth of field. In the system used with a flip-up equipment on the vertical axis, the weight element was prioritized. With a weight of 460 grams, Nellie is 20% (200 grams) lighter than its predecessor Bonie LW (Light Weight). Powered by one 1.5 V AA or 3.6 V battery, the system offers up to 24 hours of use on a single charge under suitable conditions. NVG, which has eye relief specified as 20-25 mm, provides 47 degrees angle of view. Nellie, which allows the user to detection at 940 metres and recognition at 330 metres, can be equipped with the image intensifying tubes from the second generation to the fourth generation, depending on the user request.

Expected to complete tests by the end of 2020, NVG will be available to the user market from the beginning of 2021.

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