POTD: Going Night Vision and Thermal – Fielding the ENVG-B & FWS-I

Category: Firearms

Photo Of The DayFWS-I and ENVG-B – Although these abbreviations make sense they are somewhat difficult to pronounce and hard to remember, don’t you agree? Previously we’ve seen similar technology in our post about the FWS-CS Sight on M2HB Heavy Machine Gun and Mark 19 Grenade Launcher.

This time we have soldiers assigned to the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division conducting weapons qualification as part of a modernization effort of the enhanced night vision goggles-binocular (ENVG-B) and the family of weapon sights-individual (FWS-Is) thermal sensors.

The new ENVG-Bs and FWS-Is allow Soldiers to conduct thermal scanning during daytime and nighttime operations as well as the capability to see around corners or other obstacles with the use of the new technology system.

This happened at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii on November 5, 2020. Note how you can shoot and aim with this system, even in darkness. This is demonstrated in the video below.

I highly recommend that you watch this video. It’s 7 minutes long but quite interesting. At the end, we get a view through the screen with different settings.

All photos by U.S. Army, taken by 1st Lt. Angelo Mejia.

What do you think? Perfect until the battery dies?

Source: https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2021/02/19/potd-going-night-vision-and-thermal-fielding-the-envg-b-fws-i/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=potd-going-night-vision-and-thermal-fielding-the-envg-b-fws-i

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