Military night vision goggles provided to British military by ITT under $23 million contract

LONDON, 9 Sept. 2009. Officials of the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence (MOD) in London needed night vision goggles for the British armed forces for night battle. They found their solution from ITT Night Vision in Roanoke, Va. The MOD awarded a $16.6 million night vision order to ITT for the Head Mounted Night Vision System (HMNVS) -- a follow-on order to the $23 million contract awarded to ITT in August 2008.

Sep 9th, 2009

LONDON, 9 Sept. 2009. Officials of the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence (MOD) in London needed night vision goggles for the British armed forces for night battle. They found their solution from ITT Night Vision in Roanoke, Va. The MOD awarded a $16.6 million night vision order to ITT for the Head Mounted Night Vision System (HMNVS) -- a follow-on order to the $23 million contract awarded to ITT in August 2008.

The HMNVS is the MOD's variant of the AN/PVS-14 night vision optics, which is commonly used by the U.S. military and homeland security agencies. This military night vision system is a lightweight, single-battery night vision monocular equipped with ITT's Generation (Gen) 3 night vision technology. ITT Gen 3 goggles last in excess to 10,000 hours, compared to the Gen 2 tubes that last about 2,000 to 4,000 hours.

ITT's Night Vision business produces head- and helmet-mounted night vision solutions and image intensifiers for U.S. and allied military forces, as well as the homeland security market. For more information contact ITT Night Vision online at www.nightvision.com.

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