ITT Exelis has been awarded a modification contract for follow-on production and delivery of its spiral enhanced night-vision goggles (SENVGs) to the US Army.
Valued at $48m, the contract represents the second of two production year contract options awarded by the army for SENVGs delivery to boost troops' situational awareness during complex operations.
Covering a supply of more than 3,800 units, the first $49.5m contract option was secured by the company following completion and qualification of the SENVG in April 2012.
Exelis Night-Vision and Tactical Communications Systems president Nick Bobay said: "We understand the importance of the enhanced night-vision programme, and we are committed to delivering state-of-the-art technology to the US Army so soldiers can achieve mission success in any environment."
An upgraded version of the Exelis enhanced night-vision goggle (ENVG), SENVG is designed to provide soldiers with an ability to detect and identify potential threats, irrespective of the environmental conditions or obscuration in the battlefield.
Featuring an image intensified tube and infrared micro-bolometer, the goggles are also capable of accommodating further enhancements for the army's future network integration processes.
The NVG combines an image intensified tube and infrared micro-bolometer into a compact 2lb monocular, and is also capable of accommodating further enhancements to support the army's future network integration processes.
Additional features include a separate three battery pack to supply power for either helmet-mounted or hand-held use, easy-to-use controls, colour micro display, as well as a non-exit pupil forming eyepiece to help pilot maintain full field of view during vigorous physical movements.
The number of units ordered has not been disclosed by the company, which anticipates completing the deliveries in 2014.
Image: ITT Exelis' AN/PSQ-20A spiral enhanced night-vision goggle. Photo: Copyright© 2011 ITT Exelis.