Photonis Technologies to provide German Army with night vision

Bordeaux, France 12.03.2019, Photonis has been awarded a contract to provide the German Army 1,700 night vision binoculars with state-of-the-art image intensifier tubes. The Photonis’ 4G high FOM image intensifier tubes will be integrated in the Theon Sensors new NYX binoculars, to increase night driving maneuverability of the German Army.

During night operations it is most important for a driver to have the best depth perception possible to judge distance and relative motion. “Photonis is proud to deliver its state-of-the-art image intensifier technology to the German Armed Forces to increase their night driving maneuverability and safeguard their operations at night”, said Frederic Guilhem, Executive Commercial Officer Night Vision at Photonis.

The Theon Sensors new NYX binoculars will be equipped with 4G image intensification technology. This technology will increase the ability to locate and engage threats under all night conditions. The 4G standard is the latest technology in intensified night vision. 4G is specifically designed to address the stringent requirements of special forces operators and only 4G can offer ultra-fast Auto-Gating, the smallest halo and unrivalled spectral range from ultraviolet to near infrared. 4G provides the highest performance possible for driving at night.

Photonis’ headquarters are based in Bordeaux in France and its manufacturing facilities are located both in France and The Netherlands. Photonis employs approximately 1,000 people worldwide and is world renowned for its high performance image intensification technology. Photonis is prime contractor for NATO countries and affiliates and its image intensifier tubes are deployed worldwide.


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