Exelis awarded U.S. Army night vision contract worth up to $217.5 million
ROANOKE, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- ITT Exelis (NYS: XLS) has been awarded an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract from the U.S. Army to provide Generation 3 aviation night vision systems, spare parts and accessories. The contract allows Exelis to compete for deliveries of the AN/AVS-6 aviator night vision goggle and spare aviation image intensifiers during a five year period. The contract is valued at up to $217.5 million.
"Generation 3 image intensification technology provides aviators the world's most advanced night vision capability," said Nick Bobay, vice president and general manager of the Exelis Night Vision business area. "We take great pride in each AN/AVS 6 Night Vision Goggle we make to ensure unprecedented resolution, reliability, and performance - the operational own the night difference aviators depend on."
The Generation 3 AN/AVS-6 aviator night vision system provides the operator with optimum resolution, reliability and performance that enables aviators to conduct and complete night operations during the darkest nights of the year. The AN/AVS-6 is equipped with an auto-gated Gen 3 Pinnacle image intensifier that provides outstanding performance in high-light areas.
About ITT Exelis
ITT Exelis is a diversified, top-tier global aerospace, defense and information solutions company with strong positions in enduring and emerging global markets. Exelis is a leader in networked communications, sensing and surveillance, electronic warfare, navigation, air traffic solutions and information systems with growing positions in cyber security, composite aerostructures, logistics and technical services. The company has a 50-year legacy of innovation and technology expertise, partnering with customers worldwide to deliver affordable, mission-critical products and services for managing global threats, conflicts and complexities. Headquartered in McLean, VA, the company employs about 20,500 people and generated 2011 sales of $5.8 billion. www.exelisinc.com
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