L-3 Communications Corp., Londonderry, New Hampshire, is being awarded a $9,000,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for non-warranty repair and provisioning item order spare parts for the following visual augmentation systems: Fusion Goggle System, Fusion Goggle Enhanced, Ground Panoramic Night Vision Goggles and the Ruggedized Ultra-Light Rangefinder. These systems provide visual augmentation capability allowing the user to operate in low light conditions and are utilized by the Air Force and the U.S. Special Operations Command to carry out assigned missions. Work will be performed in Londonderry, New Hampshire, and is expected to be completed by May 2021.
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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.
"The days of the linear battlefield are long over with. In today's asymmetrical environment, it's probably more important than ever to know not only where the bad guys are, but where the friendlies are."--Maj. Theo Kang, USA, assistant product manager to the Enhanced Night Vision Goggle (Optical)
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.