CINCINNATI, 10 Nov. 2006. The O'Gara Group Inc.'s Sensor Technology Systems (STS) subsidiary has received a $6.4 million purchase order from the U.S. Marine Corps for a significant number of STS's advanced AN/PVS-21 low-profile night vision goggles (LPNVG). While these night vision goggles have been sold to Special Operations and other government agency customers, this order from the U.S. Marines is the company's first from one of the regular military service groups of the U.S. Department of Defense.
"STS has worked with the U.S. Marine Corps over several years to understand its requirements and provide a solution that meets the specific needs of its Force Reconnaissance Group for night missions," says Michael (Chip) Lennon, COO of The O'Gara Group.
The order from the U.S. Marines will be delivered through 2007.
The AN/PVS-21 low-profile night vision goggle is lightweight and has a rugged, low-profile binocular (or monocular) design that provides sensor fusion capabilities in diverse and aggressive operational environments.
STS's LPNVG is the only production NVG with an integrated Heads-Up Display capability which allows video signals, such as navigation data or the output of a thermal scope, to be presented directly into the operator's night vision scene.