L-3 producing new, lightweight NVGs

March 7, 2012 at 9:28 AM
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NEW YORK, March 7 (UPI) -- U.S. Special Operations Command is to receive smaller and lighter night-vision goggles from a unit of L-3 Communications.

"Our BNVD (Binocular Night Vision Device) is a miniature, dual-tube goggle that incorporates advanced optics and the highest performance image intensifier tubes in a clever mechanical format that makes it the world's smallest, lightest, best-performing and most cost-effective product available," said Ken Solinsky, president of L-3 Warrior Systems.

"This innovation is the result of a collaborative internal effort and serves as a clear example of how the integration of L-3's Warrior Systems businesses leads to significant new products and contract awards that expand our business base."

The contract was issued to L-3's Warrior Systems - Insight Technology unit by the U.S. Navy's Naval Surface Warfare Center. It is a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity award worth $50 million.

L-3 Warrior Systems is a world leader in the development and production of advanced night-vision and electro-optical systems and components.

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