ROANOKE, Va., 4 April 2012. ITT Exelis (NYSE:XLS) won a $33 million Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract to provide the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence (MOD) with its Generation 3 night-vision technology for soldiers in training and combat. The company will provide the Head Mounted Night Vision System (HMNVS), a variant of the U.S. military AN/PVS-14 monocular, with deliveries to begin in the second quarter of 2012 and be completed by 2016.
“We are excited to provide our Generation 3 Pinnacle product to the UK MOD, a strong international ally, in support of its force modernization initiatives,” says Nick Bobay, vice president and general manager of the ITT Exelis night-vision business area.
The U.K. MOD’s HMNVS will provide enhanced resolution for target recognition and identification from an auto-gated image intensifier tube (I²), used to specify maximum tube performance for export purposes. An auto-gated I² tube helps protect the tube during use in high light conditions and provides clearer output in adverse operational conditions, such as dust or fog.