The UK Ministry of Defence has awarded a contract to ITT Corporation to supply head-mounted night vision systems (HMNVS) to help soldiers during night operations.

Under the $53m contract, the company will deliver Generation 3 night vision goggles, which last for over 10,000 hours.

The Gen 3 goggles provide a clear, sharp image to ground-based soldiers operating in the battlefield at night.

The HMNVS is based on the AN/PVS-14, a lightweight, single-battery monocular goggle equipped with Gen 3 night vision technology.

Work will be carried out at the company’s facility in Roanoke, Virginia, and deliveries will take place over the next five years.