The Brazilian Army Concludes the Production of Loris Night-Vision Goggles

By Dialogo
July 15, 2011

The Rio de Janeiro Military Arsenal, a manufacturing unit of the Brazilian Army, has concluded the production of Loris night-vision goggles (NVG).

The order will be supplied to Brazilian troops for use on peace missions abroad and in Brazil itself, as in the case of the city of Rio de Janeiro.

Night-vision goggles use image-optimization technology that functions by gathering minuscule amounts of residual light, imperceptible to the human eye, and amplifying them in order to send them through the image intensifier tube, in such a way that it is possible to see the image while in a quite dark environment.

All the parts and accessories for the goggles were imported and received by the Rio Military Arsenal in completely disassembled form, for the process known as CKD (complete knock-down).

The goggles are powered by a 1.5-volt alkaline battery and are capable of 1x magnification, with a focus range from twenty-five centimeters to infinity, without the possibility of getting closer.

The goggles have an eyepiece diopter adjustment range from -6 to +2, making it possible to correct for the visual deficiency of the goggles’ user.

They are appropriate for nighttime urban combat and enable troops to operate safely on narrow streets and paths lacking streetlights, among other scenarios for use.

A marvelous production by the Brazilian Army. Let’s support it by spreading the word.