NightRise NVG


Mastering Night Vision

 Thales, an expert in optics for decades


Angénieux’s cinema zoom was selected by the American NASA in 1969 for the Apollo 11 mission thanks to its fast aperture, which was the only device able to see something on the moon.


This is the only zoom lenses in the world qualified by the American NASA.


The optical quality requested for Cinema Application is the highest on the market.




The knowleadge in terms of optical design for Night Vision Goggles has benefited from Thales expertise in optics for Cinema zoom lenses.

From hight quality NVGs with fast aperture optics for the most demanding operations (Pilots, Special Forces) to the realization of extremely compact optics and robust in militarized environments, you can rely on Thales’ NightRise Family.


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Thales, Soldier Optronics Expert since 1996

Thales became a pioneer in the optronics field with the invention in 1996 of its first biocular Night Vision Goggles (NVG), known as LUCIE.


Reliable and combat proven devices with more than 110,000 NVGs in operation worldwide, selected by French and NATO forces.


User’s centric, to provide solutions that meet multiple evolving needs.


Superiority in modern warfare with devices at the heart of today’s collaborative combat stakes.


Trusted partner to raise challenges for tomorrow’s battlefield benefiting from a strong community created around the Sophie brand.


NightRise and image intenSifier tubes

Over the past twenty years, Thales has developed and produced a range of night vision goggles (NVGs) incorporating different types of image intensifier tubes.

Its ultra-compact night vision googles, such as the O-NYX goggles currently in production for the French armed forces, and other binocular NVGs with in-line optics, use non-inverting tubes with a glass output lens.

For airland operations, make the difference during the night!


Discover our NightRise family portofolio


Mastering Night Vision for Airborne Operations

A complete range of I² goggles to give the Pilots the right advantage to perform their mission.

Land NVG

Mastering Night Vision for Land Operations

A complete range of I² goggles to give the Land Forces the right advantage to perform their mission.