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Elbit Systems of America Awarded $54 Million Order as Part of the U.S. Army’s Enhanced Night Vision Goggle – Binocular (ENVG-B) Program

Friday, September 24th, 2021

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – September 23, 2021 – Elbit Systems of America has been awarded a second production order worth approximately $54 million to supply Enhanced Night Vision Goggle – Binocular (ENVG-B) systems, spare parts, logistics support, and test equipment for the U.S. Army.

“Elbit America’s ENVG-Bs provide warfighters with unprecedented situational awareness during limited visibility conditions, increased lethality through faster target acquisition, and other game-changing advantages on the battlefield” said Raanan Horowitz, President and CEO of Elbit Systems of America.

These systems will be produced in Roanoke, Virginia, and will be supplied through February 2023.

“We are eager to support the U.S. Army’s transition to higher ENVG-B production rates, which will create additional jobs at our Roanoke facility, and throughout our extended US-based supply chain, generating a positive economic impact in the communities they reside,” Mr. Horowitz added.

This order is part of an Other Transaction Authority (“OTA”) contract announced by Elbit America on October 22, 2020, that could reach a maximum of approximately $442 million. The U.S. Army did not define an overall time frame for performance of the OTA contract.

ePIG Group Reviews ACT IN BLACK’s THE14

Thursday, September 23rd, 2021

Our friends at ePIG Group produced this video.

After ACT IN BLACK replaced the DTNVG with the DTNVS, they tackled the PVS14. The successor “THE14” takes over some features of the dual device but remains compatible with accessories of the PVS14.

Filmed and cut by www.stefan-czech.info

DSEi 21 – EOTECH Vudu 1-10×24 Variable Power Optic

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

EOTECH showed off their upcoming Vudu 1-10×24 Variable Power Optic and Mini Red Dot Sight at DSEi.

The upcoming 1-10 features a First Focal Plane illuminated reticle with power buttons on the left dial. The optical prescription will be familiar to many.

There will be three reticles offered: Two are MRAD and one MOA.

The new Mini Red Dot features a Delta Point footprint. More details on both soon.


DSEi 21 – Pixels On Target

Wednesday, September 15th, 2021

Pixels on Target is exhibiting with Level Peaks Associates.

This is their VooDoo-B Multi-Mission Uncooled Thermal Binocular which features Integrated Laser Range Finder, GPS, Digital Magnetic Compass, and laser pointers in near-IR and viz spectrums. The sensor is 12 micron 640x 480, long wave, utilizing Pixel On Target’s proprietary core stack.

Thanks to all of this capability, they can offer you coordinates of not where you are, but also of what you are observing. Ask them about the Lambert reticle.

All of this in a 3.11 lbs package.

ACTinBlack Launches THE14

Monday, September 6th, 2021

ACTinBlack Europe S.à r.l, is very excited to be releasing the latest addition to the ACTinBlack family: THE14.

A dedicated team, specialized in electronics, mechanics and optics have developed the robust monocular THE14. Thanks to the continuous feedback from the company’s partners and end users, ACTinBlack has rethought night vision monoculars with a more modern approach of all aspects of a monocular.

THE14 Monocular combines lightweight materials to create the lightest PVS-14 type compatible monocular at 9 oz / 255g while still using standard 18mm image intensifier tubes. At no compromises in functionality it features manual gain, automatic flip up shut-off, IR illuminator, low battery indicator highlight cut-off while still utilize the same control pattern.

Furthermore, THE14 has a 66ft / 20m for 2h submersion rating which is tested for every single housing to ensure quality.

The monocular can be mounted to combat helmets or weapons, which enables night vision capabilities to daytime optical sights.

THE14 is certified to the MIL-STD-810G for environmental, drop and other relevant criteria.

THE14 is fully compatible to all PVS-14 type accessories, optics and image intensifier tubes making it a new standard for monocular night vision systems without requiring a replacement of existing accessories.


Bushnell Elite 4500 4X Riflescopes Offer Advanced Optical Performance for Today’s Hunters

Friday, August 27th, 2021

New Hunting Riflescopes Boast Optical Clarity Along with the Perfect Eyebox

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – August 24, 2020 – Bushnell®, an industry leader in performance optics, has announced the reintroduction of its Elite 4500 lineup of scopes with three new and improved Elite 4500 4X riflescopes. Built from the ground up, the new Elite riflescopes offer a 4X magnification range with each model, along with improved contrast and clarity and a generous eyebox that makes it easier to get on target quickly in any situation.

Ideal for hunters needing a purpose-built optic for a guaranteed, clear sight picture in an instant, the Elite 4500 4X excels in low-light conditions thanks to its enhanced optical glass design. A Multi-X reticle paired with a generous eyebox, allows users to get on target easily and fully multi-coated lenses with ultra-wide band coatings provide great image quality.

“When developing the Elite 4500 4X, we not only wanted to deliver amazing image quality, but we also wanted to make sure you can easily get a sight picture and truly benefit from the improved glass quality,” said Jeremy Boom, Product Manager for Bushnell Hunt Optics. “The Elite 4500 4X outperforms the other riflescopes in its class, and it’s improvements are evident when the shooting position or hunting scenario is less than ideal.”

The Elite 4500 4X is also built to endure the harshest conditions in the field. A lightweight, waterproof-sealed, aircraft-grade aluminum body with an IPX7 rating is engineered to withstand moisture and harsh temperatures year after year. For added protection, each riflescope features Bushnell’s EXO Barrier technology which bonds to exterior lens surfaces for repelling water, oil, dust and fog so views are never obstructed.

Fitting the needs of almost any hunt, the Elite 4500 4X comes in three models: 1-4×24 ($229.99 MSRP), 2.5-10×40 ($269.99 MSRP) and 4-16×50 ($299.99 MSRP). Each 4500 4X features a fast-focus eyepiece, extend eye relief, capped windage and elevation turrets, plus an easy to use Multi-X reticle.

All Elite 4500 4X riflescopes are backed by Bushnell’s Lifetime Ironclad Warranty. To learn more about Bushnell Elite 4500 4X riflescopes, visit Bushnell.com.

Meopta Introduces Optika5 2-10×42 PA Riflescope with Side Parallax Adjustment

Thursday, August 26th, 2021

TAMPA, FL, August 24, 2021 – Meopta Sport Optics is excited to introduce the new Optika5 2-10×42 PA riflescope with side parallax adjustment (PA) from 10 yards to infinity. This exceptionally versatile riflescope delivers razor-sharp image focus at close ranges – a feature rimfire and air rifle enthusiasts will appreciate – and gives hunters and target shooters the ability to dial in the focus at longer ranges. 

Engineered to withstand heavy recoil, this newest addition to the Optika5 series is also designed for superb performance on centerfire, muzzleloader, and slug guns – making it an excellent choice for hunting a variety of species from varmints to big game.  It can be used with the Strelok Pro ballistic app and is built tough enough to handle the extreme bi-directional recoil of spring-piston air rifles.

The Optika5 2-10×42 PA features a 1-inch main tube diameter, 5x zoom, zero-reset turrets, and advanced lens coatings for true color representation and unsurpassed low-light performance in its class. Meopta’s proprietary MeoBright lens coating delivers maximum light transmission per lens surface while suppressing reflection and glare, giving hunters and shooters the advantage of crisp images with optimal contrast.  Images are clear even in the rain thanks to Meopta’s MeoDrop hydrophobic lens coating which aggressively repels water and makes it easy to wipe off grease, skin oils, and dirt.

Capped hunting turrets are made of rubber-armored metal for the perfect combination of durability and functionality. The rear-facing magnification display allows for easy viewing of the power setting from behind the scope, and the zoom ring comes with a throw lever for quick adjustment of the power setting in the field or on the range. Windage and elevation adjustments are ¼ MOA.   Two second focal plane reticles are available – Z-Plex or Z-Plus.

The Optika5 series is also available in 2-10×42, 3-15×44, 4-20×44, 4-20×50, and 4-20×50 RD models.  Reticles options for the 4-20×50 RD with illuminated red dot in the center are Z-Plus RD or BDC 3 RD. 

All Optika5 scopes are made of aircraft-grade aluminum alloy and feature:

–  One-piece tube design
–  Zero-Reset turret for quick return to zero
–  Zoom ring with throw lever
–  Rear-facing zoom display for easy viewing of power setting from behind the scope
–  MeoBright anti-reflective lens coating
–  MeoShield anti-abrasion lens coating
–  MeoDrop hydrophobic lens coating that repels rain, dust, and grease

Like all Meopta optics sold in the United States, Optika5 riflescopes are backed by Meopta’s Lifetime Transferrable Warranty.

Retail Pricing:  $349.99


XS Sights Partners with Ferkinghoff International for European Distribution

Monday, August 23rd, 2021

Fort Worth, TX (August 23, 2021) – XS® Sights is pleased to announce its partnership with Ferkinghoff International for distribution of XS products throughout Europe.  XS’s tritium day/night sights are excellent upgrades for hunting and tactical sport shooting and military and law enforcement agencies looking to increase the visibility of their sights in low light.  XS’s popular ghost ring sights for lever action rifles and shotgun ghost ring sights for hunting applications will also be available through Ferkinghoff.

“Our goal has always been to expand to the European Union. After nearly two years of exploring potential partners, Ferkinghoff International stood out as an outstanding choice,” said Tanya Gorin, Vice President of Sales for XS Sights.  “Ferkinghoff’s customer-centric values and passion for the firearms industry align perfectly as an extension of Team XS. We are thrilled to work with another like-minded, family-owned business to bring XS into the EU market.”

Over the years, Ferkinghoff International has grown from a small German retail business into a major European distributor, specializing in bringing U.S. products to the European firearms community.

“We are exceptionally happy for the opportunity to partner with XS Sights,” said Andrea Ferkinghoff, CEO of Ferkinghoff International.  “The proud Texan family-owned business with its proven sighting solutions is an outstanding partner to supply innovative sights, rails, and accessories of the highest quality to the EU market. Moreover, the family values, attention to detail, and great American craftsmanship reflect everything we can wish for in a fruitful partnership.”