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Exelis providing Canada with night vision gear

Sept. 12, 2013 at 6:50 PM

RONOKE, Va., Sept. 12 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army has given U.S. Foreign Military Sales orders to Exelis to supply Canada with night vision devices and image intensifier tubes.

The orders are worth a total of $9 million, the company said.

"Exelis remains committed to serving our international customers with unmatched Generation 3 night vision technology that allows for improved mission success," said Nick Bobay, president of the Exelis Night Vision & Tactical Communications Systems division. "This order further enhances our long-standing relationship with Canada as a night vision customer."

Night vision goggles and the associated image intensifier tubes are both high-performance devices that provide significantly enhanced low-light resolution for target recognition and identification. They can be hand-held, head- and helmet-mounted, or combined with a separate camera.

Exelis did not disclose the number of night vision devices and intensifier tubes it will deliver and gave no information on the performance period of the orders.