Elbit Systems of America said today it was recently awarded two orders with an aggregate value of approximately $29 million to upgrade the U.S.Army pilots' night vision systems.
The orders will be executed from the Elbit Systems of America facility in Roanoke, Virginia with deliveries through September 2021.
Under the orders, Elbit Systems of America will upgrade the U.S. Army active duty and National Guard rotary-wing aviation units’ AN/AVS-6 Aviator’s Night Vision Imaging Systems (ANVIS) with high performance white phosphor image intensifier tubes. The night vision upgrade to the U.S. Army fleet’s legacy ANVIS goggles will replace the existing green image intensification. White phosphor enhances the ANVIS goggles as it presents visuals in black and white detail, which may appear more natural to the eye. The new image intensification tubes will also provide better contrast, along with high image resolution at greater distances for pilots.