On 05 July 2022, the OCCAR-EA Director signed a contract modification to the NVGs contract on behalf of the Belgian and German Buyer Nation with the Consortium of HENSOLDT Optronics GmbH and THEON Sensors SA. The contract modification prompts the present possibility of the provision of a further 20.000 MIKRON Evening Imaginative and prescient Goggles to the German Armed Forces whereas on the similar time the supply schedule shall be accelerated in mild of the modified geopolitical state of affairs. The contract modification moreover covers varied enhancements of the MIKRON and adjustments to the system configuration because of the Operational Testing and Acceptance part which was efficiently handed by the MIKRON finish of February 2022. The general contract worth shall stay the identical.

On the signing of the contract in Bonn with Andreas Hülle, Head of the Optronics & Land Options Division and Managing Director of HENSOLDT Optronics, and Christian Hadjiminas, CEO of Theon Sensors, the Director of OCCAR-EA Matteo Bisceglia acknowledged: “The NVC programme is a superb instance that European industries can win by collaborating in a aggressive procurement course of managed by OCCAR. It proves that OCCAR can rapidly and efficiently ship tools to the good thing about the Nations’ Armed Forces and reveals that with THEON, a European business from a non-OCCAR state can take part and profit from such a programme. Stimulated by this OCCAR contract, HENSOLDT and THEON determined to additional deepen their cooperation in night time vison capabilities, ensuing within the institution of a brand new firm referred to as HENSOLDT THEON Evening Imaginative and prescient GmbH. Congratulations!”


Andreas Hülle mentioned: “HENSOLDT and THEON have already labored collectively efficiently previously. Right here, two European corporations are working collectively in an exemplary strategy to equip the German armed forces with state-of-the-art night time imaginative and prescient tools. This order is instantly associated to our progress technique. Russia’s warfare towards Ukraine reveals how vital networked high-performance sensor know-how and optical methods are for equipping our armed forces in step with the occasions.”

Signature of the contract in Bonn (from left to proper). Christian Hadjiminas, CEO of THEON Sensors; Matteo Bisceglia, Director of OCCAR-EA; Andreas Hülle, Head of the Optronics & Land Options Division and Managing Director of HENSOLDT Optronics

Christian Hadjminas added: “This new giant contract modification is a fruits of the profitable cooperation between HENSOLDT Optronics GmbH and THEON SENSORS that opens doorways for synergies and co-operation in different areas inside Europe. The current progress is just not solely useful for the international locations and firms concerned, but in addition is strengthening the European industrial place within the worldwide context.”

The accelerated supply schedule of the improved MIKRON shall begin with first deliveries this week, whereas the whole present contractual amount of 29.550 NVGs is deliberate to be concluded within the third quarter of 2024. The rise in night time imaginative and prescient functionality for each programme collaborating States is essential in offering superior tools for his or her dismounted, airmobile and air assault troopers in addition to drivers of navy autos. MIKRON-D is a leading edge, full MIL-SPEC, picture intensified, twin tube binocular that is ready to be operated helmet-mounted, head-mounted or hand-held.

It presents higher depth notion than single tube methods making it simpler to evaluate distances and relative movement so the power to carry out duties equivalent to driving is drastically improved. MIKRON-D is the best alternative for particular operations forces. For momentary configuration adjustments, the person can flip away every monocular individually. With each monoculars flipped away and flipped up, the system stows alongside the contour of the helmet thus decreasing its silhouette and neck pressure, minimizing the hazard of system injury. MIKRON-D options self-contained single AA battery energy and will be additionally operated through a distant battery pack on the rear of the helmet for elevated operational life.

The Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation (French: Organisation Conjointe de Coopération en matière d’ARmement; OCCAR) is a European intergovernmental organisation that facilitates and manages collaborative armament programmes by their lifecycle between the governments of Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the UK. The very best decision-making physique inside OCCAR as company organisation is the Board of Supervisors (BoS). Every OCCAR programmes is supervised by a Programme Board (strategic choices) and a Programme Committee (operational choices). The programmes are executed by the OCCAR Govt Administration (OCCAR-EA) in accordance with the selections of the supervisory our bodies. OCCAR-EA is headed by the OCCAR Director (Matteo Bisceglia since September 2019) and consists of a Central Workplace and the Programme Divisions. OCCAR-EA employs over 300 employees members.