Canada Awards Follow-on Contract For Night Vision Goggles

16 July 2009 (Last Updated July 16th, 2009 18:30)

Canada has awarded ITT a $6.9m follow-on contract to supply the Canadian Forces with AN/PVS-14 monocular night vision devices. The AN/PVS-14 is a lightweight and reliable night vision goggle that provides enhanced resolution for target recognition and identification. The device

Canada has awarded ITT a $6.9m follow-on contract to supply the Canadian Forces with AN/PVS-14 monocular night vision devices.

The AN/PVS-14 is a lightweight and reliable night vision goggle that provides enhanced resolution for target recognition and identification.

The device can be hand-held, head- or weapon-mounted as well as fitted to a camera.

The generation III system includes a gallium arsenide photocathode to improve image resolution under low light conditions.

In addition, the micro-channel plate, used as a generation II image intensifying tube, is now coated with an ion barrier film for increased tube life.

The first $19m order for the goggles was placed in 2004 as part of the Canadian Army’s Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Night Observation programme.

Canada’s Public Works and Government Services division is the contracting agency.