ROANOKE, Va.– Apr. 10, 2013– ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has received a contract from Selex ES to manufacture the binocular i-Aware® Tactical Mobility Night Vision Goggle (TM-NVG) for the Italian Army’s Future Soldier program.
The i-Aware TM-NVG is an advanced, multipurpose night vision goggle that connects the individual soldier to the larger tactical network. Providing enhanced situational awareness to the warfighter, the i-Aware TM-NVG can be a part of the complete soldier system or used as a stand-alone night vision goggle.
A key benefit of the goggle is its ability to increase operational effectiveness in both nighttime and daytime missions. It provides the soldier with real-time video access to critical tactical intelligence and the capability to share video from the individual soldier to the tactical network.
In October of 2012, Exelis and Selex ES signed an exclusive Cooperation Agreement for the supply of this particular night vision goggle into the Italian market. By working closely with Selex ES and the Italian Army throughout the design phase, the i-Aware TM-NVG will be a critical component of Italy’s complete soldier system.
"For more than 50 years, Exelis has been advancing night vision technology to support the missions of our domestic and international customers," said Nick Bobay, president of the Exelis Night Vision & Tactical Communications Systems division. "Our i-Aware TM-NVG provides the night vision capability our customers have come to expect and new capabilities that our customers will need for the future. We are pleased that Selex ES has awarded Exelis this contract to provide the most advanced technology available to support the Italian Army’s Future Soldier program."
About ITT Exelis
Exelis is a diversified, top-tier global aerospace, defense, information and technical services company that leverages a 50-year legacy of deep customer knowledge and technical expertise to deliver affordable, mission-critical solutions for global customers. We are a leader in communications, sensing and surveillance, critical networks, electronic warfare, navigation, air traffic solutions and information systems with growing positions in C4ISR, composite aerostructures, logistics and technical services. Headquartered in McLean, Va., the company employs about 19,900 people and generated 2012 sales of $5.5 billion. For more information, visit our website at www.exelisinc.com or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.