CANBERRA, Australia, Oct. 29 (UPI) — L-3 Oceania has received contracts worth $232 million from the Australian Ministry of Defense to provide night fighting equipment, the ministry announced Friday.
The deal will see Australia’s military equipped with state of the art night vision goggles, helmet mounts, laser aiming devices and head harnesses, the defense ministry said in a statement.
The goggles will be provided to the country’s special forces and infantry, as well as general combatants such as drivers, medics and troops in the navy and air force.
Officials said the need for cutting-edge night vision assets has been illustrated during the past decade during deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.
L-3 Oceania is an Australian company that provides a variety of defense products, including acoustic and electronic systems, spatial awareness and maritime domain awareness products.