ROANOKE, Va., April 11 (UPI) -- Italy's Selex ES has contracted U.S. company ITT Exelis for its i-Aware Tactical Mobility Night Vision Goggle for the Italian Army.
The system will be used by the Italian Army as part of its Future Soldier program.
The value of the contract, the number of units to be supplied and their delivery scheduled were not detailed.
"For more than 50 years, Exelis has been advancing night-vision technology to support the missions of our domestic and international customers," said Nick Bobay, president of the Exelis Night Vision & Tactical Communications Systems division. "Our i-Aware TM-NVG provides the night vision capability our customers have come to expect and new capabilities that our customers will need for the future."
The i-Aware system is a multipurpose night vision goggle that connects the individual soldier to the larger tactical network for real-time video access to critical tactical intelligence.
In addition to allowing the sharing of video from the soldier to the network it can be used as a stand-alone visual aid.
Exelis and Selex ES in 2012 signed an exclusive agreement for the supply of the i-Aware TM-NVG to the Italian market.