ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has been awarded a contract from the Naval Surface Warfare Center – Crane to supply up to 4500 Generation 3 high performance advanced image intensifier tubes to be used in existing ground and aviation night vision devices for the United States Special Operations Command. This advanced image intensifier capability, offers unprecedented quality and performance, and provides Special Forces operators with the enhanced technical advantage they require during night operations.
“The Exelis Gen 3 night vision technology gives operators the tactical advantage they need to safely execute critical precision nighttime missions that support the strategic interests of the U.S. and its allies,” said Nick Bobay, the president and general manager of ITT Exelis Night Vision and Tactical Communications Systems. “We are committed to supplying U.S. and allied warfighters with the world’s best night vision technology, and we are particularly honored to have been selected as a supplier for our special operations forces.”
Our unparalleled capability supports target detection at extremely low light levels in various operational conditions. Increased resolution, better low-light threat detection, reduced halo, greater reliability and several other improvements help special operators’ ability to operate at night.
Source: ITT Exelis
Date: May 15, 2013