ROANOKE, Va., 17 Oct. 2009. ITT Corp. won a $19.3 million delivery order from the U.S. Army's Research Development & Engineering Command Acquisition Center under the OMNI VII contract for AN/PVS-14 night-vision monocular devices, reportedly one of ITT's most popular and utilized night-vision goggle. Eighty percent of these goggles are destined for the U.S. Air Force with the remaining quantities for the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army.
Says Mike Hayman, president of ITT's Night Vision business: "This most recent award allows ITT to continue to provide superior technology that helps the U.S. warfighter own the night."
The AN/PVS-14 is a high-performance, lightweight, and reliable night-vision monocularaer that provides enhanced resolution for mobility and target identification. The rugged devices can be handheld, head- or weapon-mounted, or fitted to a camera.
The AN/PVS-14 operates on a single AA battery and comes equipped with ITT's thin-filmed proprietary Generation 3 Pinnacle image intensifier tube. The Gen 3 Pinnacle tube has the ability to detect available light more than 10 times the power of previous generations.