Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $163,700,048 firm-fixed-price and cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to procure AH-64D Apache modernized target acquisition designation sight/pilot's night vision sensor. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.
FLIR Government Systems Pittsburgh Incorporated, Freeport, Pennsylvania, is being awarded a $30,058,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the clip-on night vision device, image intensified, and accessories in support of the U.S. Special Operations Command. In addition, FLIR Boston Systems Incorporated, North Billerica, Massachusetts, is being awarded a similar $18,141,400 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery-indefinite-quantity contract for the clip-on night vision device, thermal, short-range, and accessories. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, Indiana, is the contracting activity for both awards.
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $34,077,057 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the research and development services in support of electro-optical and infrared technologies; night vision technology; and laser technologies and payloads for unmanned platforms. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, is the contracting activity.
Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $15,276,943 firm-fixed-price contract modification to procure AH-64D Apache modernized target acquisition designation sight/pilot's night vision sensor visible near infrared sight for the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.
Intevac Photonics Incorporated, Santa Clara, California, is being awarded a more than $9 million contract for research and development that will improve and characterize the performance of the ISIE4000 electron bombarded active pixel sensor night vision camera in support of various Navy aircraft platforms. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
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. This system also provides imagery required for takeoff, landing, and hover as well as en-route flight. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, Indiana, is the contracting activity.
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.
We own the night. It's the U.S. Army's slogan that encapsulates their strength when it comes to night-vision technology. And as part of the Army's push to encourage the next generation of engineers and designers, a group of local teachers got to see first hand through the eyes of a soldier.
Five science teachers from Fort Belvoir Elementary School attended Knowledge Day at Fort Belvoir. The event aimed to engage educators in Science, Technology, Mathematics and Engineering (STEM) programs in the hopes that they would take the knowledge and excitement back to the classroom. But this group quickly learned they wouldn't just be playing with high-tech toys-they were "investigating and experimenting" with some serious equipment.
Seeing in the dark isn't the only benefit emerging from two new versions of next-generation goggles. The U.S. Army is using vision devices that combine image intensifier (I2) and infrared technologies--a feat never before seen. News Editor Rita Boland has these goggles in her sights in Night Vision Is Only the Beginning, featured in this month's SIGNAL Magazine.
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. It has a thermal camera that increases mobility and situational awareness regardless of light, weather or battlefield conditions, and it offers faster threat recognition.