Exelis awarded U.S. Army night vision contract worth up to $217.5 million
ROANOKE, Va. -- October 23, 2012
ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has been awarded an indefinite delivery, indefinite
quantity contract from the U.S. Army to provide Generation 3 aviation night
vision systems, spare parts and accessories. The contract allows Exelis to
compete for deliveries of the AN/AVS-6 aviator night vision goggle and spare
aviation image intensifiers during a five year period. The contract is valued
at up to $217.5 million.
“Generation 3 image intensification technology provides aviators the world’s
most advanced night vision capability,” said Nick Bobay, vice president and
general manager of the Exelis Night Vision business area. “We take great pride
in each AN/AVS 6 Night Vision Goggle we make to ensure unprecedented
resolution, reliability, and performance – the operational own the night
difference aviators depend on.”
The Generation 3 AN/AVS-6 aviator night vision system provides the operator
with optimum resolution, reliability and performance that enables aviators to
conduct and complete night operations during the darkest nights of the year.
The AN/AVS-6 is equipped with an auto-gated Gen 3 Pinnacle image intensifier
that provides outstanding performance in high-light areas.
About ITT Exelis
ITT Exelis is a diversified, top-tier global aerospace, defense and
information solutions company with strong positions in enduring and emerging
global markets. Exelis is a leader in networked communications, sensing and
surveillance, electronic warfare, navigation, air traffic solutions and
information systems with growing positions in cyber security, composite
aerostructures, logistics and technical services. The company has a 50-year
legacy of innovation and technology expertise, partnering with customers
worldwide to deliver affordable, mission-critical products and services for
managing global threats, conflicts and complexities. Headquartered in McLean,
VA, the company employs about 20,500 people and generated 2011 sales of $5.8
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