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Roanoke, VA, United States, 2010/08/20 - ITT Corporation (NYSE: ITT) has been awarded its second enhanced night vision goggle (ENVG) production contract from the U.S. Army Research, Development & Engineering Command Acquisition Center. NYSE: ITT
The company was selected as one of three companies to design, develop and manufacture ENVGs through this follow-on award. The firm-fixed-price contract has a potential value of $260 million. In 2005, ITT was awarded the initial ENVG contract, with the U.S. Army beginning fielding of the units in 2008. The ENVG is the first sensor fused goggle that optically overlays image intensification and thermal infrared imagery in one goggle. ITT has provided over 2,400 ENVG systems to the U.S. Army in support of the soldier with another 6,500 to be delivered on the current contract.
"ITT has served as a key partner to the U.S. Army since the beginning of the enhanced night vision goggle program, and we have continuously improved the system design through innovation to deliver the finest sensor fused goggle," said Bruce A. Wald, vice president and general manager of ITT's Night Vision & Imaging business. "This latest contract win is a demonstration of ITT's unrelenting commitment to meet soldiers' requirements of performance, durability and dependability."
ITT competed in the second ENVG follow-on proposal with an updated version of the current ENVG system, which the company calls the Spiral Enhanced Night Vision Goggle (SENVG). The SENVG is ITT's latest dual sensor fused goggle that optically combines image intensification and thermal infrared imagery in one goggle that is designed to meet high volume production rates and the critical performance requirements of the ground-based soldier. The SENVG incorporates the 18 mm image intensifier tube, utilizes several qualified ENVG subassemblies and is powered by three AA batteries, which reduces the logistics burden and gives the customer an estimated $130 million savings over the product's life cycle. Through various system enhancements the SENVG has a digital upgrade capability that will allow the goggle to export fused imagery for transmission via battlefield networks.
About ITT Geospatial Systems
ITT Geospatial Systems (geospatial.itt.com) headquartered in Rochester, N.Y., is a global supplier of innovative night vision, remote sensing and navigation solutions that provide sight and situational awareness at the space, airborne, ground and soldier levels. ITT Geospatial Systems solutions range from image, and data capture through processing and dissemination. Key applications include image intensification and thermal imaging; advanced power supplies; multi-spectral image systems; weather and climate monitoring; space science; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; GPS-based positioning, navigation and timing systems; and image exploitation software. Using our technologies, customers can move beyond mere image acquisition to image interchange and true knowledge sharing.
About ITT Corporation
ITT Corporation (itt.com) is a high-technology engineering and manufacturing company operating on all seven continents in three vital markets: water and fluids management, global defense and security, and motion and flow control. With a heritage of innovation, ITT partners with its customers to deliver extraordinary solutions that create more livable environments, provide protection and safety and connect our world. Headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., the company reported 2009 revenue of $10.9 billion.