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Night vision goggle order for ITT Exelis

May 2, 2012 at 10:56 AM   |   Comments

ROANOKE, Va., May 2 (UPI) -- ITT Exelis is supplying the U.S. Army with more than 3,800 enhanced night vision goggles, the second production contract for the product from the service.

The Spiral Enhanced Night Vision Goggle is designated AN/PSQ-20A and features new sensor technology that fuses thermal and light amplification into an unprecedented "own the night" capability, the company said.

"We have proved our sensor fused capability in the field, and we are ready to deliver the next round of enhanced night vision goggles to the U.S. Army," said Nick Bobay, vice president and general manager of ITT Exelis night vision business area.

"The night vision team leveraged our design and manufacturing experience to create a sensor fused goggle that provides the soldier with greater situational awareness and improves command execution and rapid decision-making on the battlefield. For soldiers in the field, this is a game-changing technology that increases mission effectiveness – day or night."

ITT Exelis was awarded the first Enhanced Night Vision Goggle contract from the Army in 2005. It was for more than 9,000 goggles. That order will be completed this summer.

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