ESS Vehicle Ops Goggles

ESS Vehicle Ops Goggles
ESS Vehicle Ops Goggles. Photo courtesy Eye Safety Systems Inc. (ESS).

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ESS Vehicle Operations Goggles

  • Physical/Functional
    • Designed for soldiers operating vehicles in harsh environments with excessive dust.
    • Protects against airborne debris while traveling at high speeds.
    • Can be worn over prescription eyeglasses.
    • Injection molded rubber frame has polyurethane foam backing and foam skin that contacts face.
    • Anti-reflective sleeve reduces glint when the goggle is not in use.
    • Interchangeable lenses are a high impact polycarbonate design with anti-scratch & anti-fog coatings.
    • Lenses are a single piece, simple curve, injection molded.
    • Weight is comparable to Sun-Wind-Dust Goggles (SWDG) ~ 5.1 ounces.
    • One size fits all.
  • Performance/Protection
    • Ballistic impact protection meets MIL-V-43511C, paragraph 3.5.10, tested "as worn" on an Alderson head form.
    • Compliant with all ANSI Z87.1-2003 optical performance and protection requirements.
    • Clear and sunglass lenses offer 100% Ultra Violet protection.
    • Does not provide laser hazard protection.
  • Components/Materials
    • Frame: Black neoprene rubber, black elastic web strap.
    • Ballistic Lens: 2.4mm thick polycarbonate lens (clear & sunglass).
    • Storage Case.
    • Anti-reflective Sleeve.

The ESS vehicle operations goggle has a filtration system that provides protection against excessive airborne debris (dust) for soldiers in vehicles traveling at high speeds. The vehicle operations goggle is designed to fit over most eyeglasses, and one size fits all. The frame has a foam backing that wicks away moisture and an antireflective sleeve to reduce glint.

ESS Vehicle Ops Goggles provide excellent ballistic protection, but does not provide eye protection from laser hazards. If a mission requires laser eye protection, the soldier must wear the Sun-Wind-Dust Goggles (SWDG), Ballistic-Laser Protective Spectacles (B-LPS), or Special Protective Eyewear Cylindrical System (SPECS) (with laser lenses).

NSN Table for ESS Vehicle Ops Goggles Components

Item NSN
ESS Vehicle Operations Goggles Kit (with antireflective sleeve): Black 4240-01-525-5101
Vehicle Ops Goggle: Black 4240-01-523-6965
ESS Vehicle Operations Goggles Clear Ballistic Replacement Lens (same as for ESS Land Ops Goggles) 4210-01-492-5722
ESS Vehicle Operations Goggles Smoke Gray Ballistic Replacement Lens (same as for ESS Land Ops Goggles) 4210-01-492-5725

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