US Army Awards Gen 3 Night Vision Equipment Contract

  • Our Bureau
  • 09:10 AM, September 15, 2014
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Exelis has won $8 million contract to provide the US Army with Generation 3 night vision equipment.

The award is under the U.S. Army-managed OMNI VIII indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract awarded to Exelis in 2011. Delivery for this latest order is scheduled to take place during late 2014 and early 2015.

Exelis Generation 3 night vision equipment is designed for a variety of night operations conducted by the Army. Gen 3 tube technology is the clearest and most advanced available. It provides the Soldier with superior visibility and greater mobility in low-light conditions to ensure mission effectiveness. Soldiers equipped with Gen 3 night vision technology have increased situational awareness and a significant tactical advantage on the battlefield.

"As a cost effective manufacturer of high reliability night vision goggles, Exelis continues to provide the U.S. military and our international allies with advanced Generation 3 night vision technology," said Nick Bobay, president and general manager of Exelis Night Vision and Communications Solutions. "We are pleased that the Army has chosen Exelis based on our ability to deliver superior capability at affordable prices."