ITT Corporation, Roanoke, Virginia, is being awarded about $36 million for AN/AVS-9, night vision image intensifier sets. The AN/AVS-9 system is a night vision system consisting of a binocular imaging assembly, a helmet mount, a low profile power pack, a carrying case, and ancillary equipment. The AN/AVS-9 is used by U.S. Navy and Marine Corps helicopters as a pilot's visual aid during night operations, low-level, and nape-of-the-earth flight.
Lockheed Martin Corporation, Orlando, Florida, was awarded more than $48 million for the six-month extension of logistical support for the AH-64 Apache modernized and legacy target acquisition designation sight assembly and pilot night vision sensor assembly system. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.
FLIR Systems Incorporated, Wilsonville, Oregon, was awarded a nearly $16 million contract to provide 36 SAFIRE II night vision and infrared camera systems, and 10 operator classes and 10 maintenance classes. The U.S. Army Aviation & Missile Command, Contracting Center, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.
L-3 Communications Corporation Electro-Optical Systems, Garland, Texas, is being awarded a contract valued at more than $48 million for a clip-on night vision and image intensification device in support of the U.S. Special Operations Command weapons accessories program. The device is being procured to provide U.S. Special Operations Command operators with a ruggedized sight that permits night vision capability without the need to remove the day optic sight. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, Crane, Indiana, is the contracting activity.
As part of the U.S. Army's push to encourage the next generation of engineers and designers through STEM programs, a group of local teachers got to see first hand through the eyes of a soldier using night-vision goggles.
Next-generation night vision goggles look to provide the U.S. Army with greater visibility in all atmospheric conditions.
The U.S. Army Program Executive Office Soldier delivered 300 sets of the AN/PSQ-20 Enhanced Night Vision Goggles (ENVG) to the 10th Mountain Division, the first unit other than special forces to receive them. The ENVG incorporates image intensification and long-wave infrared sensors into a single integrated system.