ITT Exelis to provide Italian Army with advanced night vision technology
ROANOKE, Va. -- April 10, 2013
ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has received a contract from Selex ES to manufacture
the binocular i-Aware^® Tactical Mobility Night Vision Goggle (TM-NVG) for the
Italian Army’s Future Soldier program.
The i-Aware TM-NVG is an advanced, multipurpose night vision goggle that
connects the individual soldier to the larger tactical network. Providing
enhanced situational awareness to the warfighter, the i-Aware TM-NVG can be a
part of the complete soldier system or used as a stand-alone night vision
A key benefit of the goggle is its ability to increase operational
effectiveness in both nighttime and daytime missions. It provides the soldier
with real-time video access to critical tactical intelligence and the
capability to share video from the individual soldier to the tactical network.
In October of 2012, Exelis and Selex ES signed an exclusive Cooperation
Agreement for the supply of this particular night vision goggle into the
Italian market. By working closely with Selex ES and the Italian Army
throughout the design phase, the i-Aware TM-NVG will be a critical component
of Italy’s complete soldier system.
“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. We are pleased that Selex ES has awarded Exelis this
contract to provide the most advanced technology available to support the
Italian Army’s Future Soldier program.”
About ITT Exelis
Exelis is a diversified, top-tier global aerospace, defense, information and
technical services company that leverages a 50-year legacy of deep customer
knowledge and technical expertise to deliver affordable, mission-critical
solutions for global customers. We are a leader in communications, sensing and
surveillance, critical networks, electronic warfare, navigation, air traffic
solutions and information systems with growing positions in C4ISR, composite
aerostructures, logistics and technical services. Headquartered in McLean,
Va., the company employs about 19,900 people and generated 2012 sales of $5.5
billion. For more information, visit our website at www.exelisinc.com or
connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
Mary Dudley, 540-561-0554
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