The Russian Defense Ministry ministry’s representative claims that the country’s industry to have created night vision goggles for the crews of attack and military transport helicopters that ‘outshine’ US analogs.
Russian news agency Tass reported the newest helmet-mounted goggles GEO-ONV1 to outshine US analogs by their operational characteristics.
As the ministry’s representative at the exhibition explained to TASS, the helmet-mounted goggles of the GEO-ONV1 type are currently used by the crews of Mi and Ka helicopters, including in Syria.
“The Russian engineers have managed to boost the characteristics of electro-optical converters and create third-generation devices that are not inferior to and surpass US analogs by some characteristics,” the ministry’s representative said.
“Today only two countries, Russia and the United States, have mastered the serial production of third-generation electro-optical converters. This technology has been assimilated by two enterprises in each country, including Geofizika-NV Research and Production Enterprise, which has created on their basis modern night vision goggles GEO-ONV1 that are being effectively used in Syria,” he added.
Also added that the GEO-ONV1 night vision goggles are designated not only for firing armaments but also for take-offs and landings on rough sites and for orienteering during night-time flights.