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ITT Exelis awarded largest OMNI VIII delivery order for image intensifier tubes

Dépèche transmise le 27 février 2012 par Business Wire

ITT Exelis awarded largest OMNI VIII delivery order for image intensifier tubes

ITT Exelis awarded largest OMNI VIII delivery order for image intensifier tubes

ROANOKE, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has been awarded a delivery order for 8,248 Gen 3 image intensifier (I2) tubes under the U.S. Army’s OMNI VIII program.

“ITT Exelis is extremely excited about this award”

The largest order for I2 tubes to date under the program, the $11.1 million award is for MX-11769 image tubes used in the Army’s AN/PVS-14 night vision goggles. The U.S. Army’s Research, Development, Engineering Command Acquisition Center issued the order.

“ITT Exelis is extremely excited about this award,” said Nick Bobay, vice president and general manager, Night Vision and Vision Systems, ITT Exelis Geospatial Systems. “It is a culmination of the excellent work the team has done developing the next generation of I2 tube production, which dramatically reduces costs. Exelis looks forward to future worldwide opportunities to provide our industry-leading tubes at very competitive prices.”

The Gen 3 image intensified night vision 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.

ITT Exelis Geospatial Systems, 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. 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.

About ITT Exelis

ITT Exelis is a diversified, top-tier global aerospace, defense and information solutions company with strong positions in enduring and emerging global markets. Exelis is a leader in networked communications, sensing and surveillance, electronic warfare, navigation, air traffic solutions and information systems with growing positions in cyber security, composite aerostructures, logistics and technical services. The company has a 50-year legacy of innovation and technology expertise, partnering with customers worldwide to deliver affordable, mission-critical products and services for managing global threats, conflicts and complexities. Headquartered in McLean, Va., the company employs about 21,000 people and generated 2010 revenue of $5.9 billion.

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