Exelis awarded night vision contract from the Naval Surface Warfare Center
ROANOKE, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- ITT Exelis (NYS: XLS) has been awarded a contract from the Naval Surface Warfare Center - Crane to supply up to 4500 Generation 3 high performance advanced image intensifier tubes to be used in existing ground and aviation night vision devices for the United States Special Operations Command. This advanced image intensifier capability, offers unprecedented quality and performance, and provides Special Forces operators with the enhanced technical advantage they require during night operations.
"The Exelis Gen 3 night vision technology gives operators the tactical advantage they need to safely execute critical precision nighttime missions that support the strategic interests of the U.S. and its allies," said Nick Bobay, the president and general manager of ITT Exelis Night Vision and Tactical Communications Systems. "We are committed to supplying U.S. and allied warfighters with the world's best night vision technology, and we are particularly honored to have been selected as a supplier for our special operations forces."
Our unparalleled capability supports target detection at extremely low light levels in various operational conditions. Increased resolution, better low-light threat detection, reduced halo, greater reliability and several other improvements help special operators' ability to operate at night.
About ITT Exelis
Exelis is a diversified, top-tier global aerospace, defense, information and technical services company that leverages a 50-year legacy of deep customer knowledge and technical expertise to deliver affordable, mission-critical solutions for global customers. We are a leader in communications, sensing and surveillance, critical networks, electronic warfare, navigation, air traffic solutions and information systems with growing positions in C4ISR, composite aerostructures, logistics and technical services. Headquartered in McLean, Va., the company employs about 19,900 people and generated 2012 sales of $5.5 billion. For more information, visit our website at www.exelisinc.com or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
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