US Army has awarded $72 million contract to ITT for night vision imaging systems
12:00 AM, October 20, 2009
ITT Corporation has been awarded a $72 million contract for its Aviator’s Night Vision Imaging Systems, night vision tubes and spare parts. The company competitively won 100 percent of the IDIQ contract awarded by the U.S. Army Research Development and Engineering Command. With this most recent award, ITT remains the sole supplier of aviation goggles and tubes to the U.S. Army. “This award continues our long history of supplying U.S. Army rotary-wing aviators with the most advanced night vision technology available,” said Mike Hayman, president of ITT’s Night Vision business. “ITT’s Generation 3 image intensification technology provides aviators the clearest vision on even the darkest nights, and in the most demanding environments.” Each AN/AVS-6 goggle is outfitted with ITT’s proprietary Generation 3 Pinnacle tube, and auto-gated power supply that maintains the image resolution under varying light conditions.