ROANOKE, Va., 15 July 2009. ITT Corp. won a $6.9 million contract from the Public Works and Government Services Canada to supply the Canadian Forces with AN/PVS-14 monocular night-vision devices. It is a follow-on order to the 2004 $19 million night-vision portion of the Canadian Army's Surveillance, Target Acquisition, and Night Observation program. Under the terms of the contract, ITT will supply additional AN/PVS-14 monocular night-vision devices to the Canadian Forces.
The AN/PVS-14 is a high-performance, lightweight, reliable night-vision goggle that provides enhanced resolution for target recognition and identification. These rugged devices can be handheld, head- or weapon-mounted, or fitted to a camera.
ITT's generation III system uses the same micro channel plate as a Generation II image intensifying tube, but instead includes a gallium arsenide photocathode, which further improves image resolution under low light conditions, says a spokesperson. In addition, the micro-channel plate is now coated with an ion barrier film for increased tube life.