JULY 14, 2008--The Research, Development and Engineering Command Acquisition Center (Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, USA) has awarded ITT Corporation (White Plains, NY, USA;www.itt.com) a $24.4 million follow-on order for the enhanced night-vision goggle (ENVG), or the AN/PSQ-20. The ENVG is the first helmet-mounted night-vision monocular to combine the strengths of both image intensification (I2) and infrared (IR, or thermal) technologies into one device. Following a rigorous qualification process, the Army's first unit equipped with ENVG was introduced in April.
ITT's ENVG optically combines an I2 image and next-generation IR image, allowing for improved mobility and situational awareness. The monocular uses I2 to provide clear target identification and IR to provide improved target detection. By combining the strengths of both technologies into one unit, soldiers can complete their missions more effectively.
Following a competitive process, ITT was selected as the sole provider of the Army's ENVG in 2005. The indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract has a total potential value of $560 million over a period of up to five years.