ROANOKE, Va., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ITT Corporation's Night Vision division announced today the delivery of its one millionth Generation (Gen) 3 image intensifier tube, the heart of the company's night vision technology. ITT Night Vision is the world's leading developer, producer and supplier of Gen 3 image intensifier technology for U.S. and allied military forces, as well as the homeland security market.
ITT Night Vision began producing Gen 3 night vision tubes in 1982 at its Roanoke, Va. facility, when it received its first production contract for the AN/AVS-6 aviation goggle. Since then, the Gen 3 tube has undergone much technological advancement to meet increased customer needs. As a result, today's military-grade Gen 3 tube for ground goggles (ITT's Pinnacle(TM) tube) offers a photoresponse -- the ability to detect available light -- with more than 10 times the power of the Gen 1 tube technology of the 1960s.
"We are honored to support our nation's warfighters, and we take immense pride in every night vision tube we produce to help our customers achieve their mission," said Mike Hayman , president and general manager of ITT Night Vision. "I would like to thank all of our employees, suppliers and partners for their contributions that allowed us to produce our first million Gen 3 night vision tubes. We are very proud of this milestone, and look forward to advancing the technology more in the years to come."
In 2005, the U.S. Army awarded ITT Night Vision an indefinite delivery
indefinite quantity Omnibus VII contract (with a total potential value of
ITT also is supporting the Army's reset program by supplying image tubes for refurbishment of battle-worn goggles. Just recently, the Army awarded ITT the first 100 percent order on the Omnibus VII contract for image tubes.
About ITT Corporation
ITT Corporation (www.itt.com) supplies advanced technology products and
services in several growth markets. ITT is a global leader in water and fluid
transport, treatment and control technology. The company plays a vital role in
international security with communications and electronics products; space
surveillance and intelligence systems; and advanced engineering and services.
It also serves a number of growing markets-including marine, transportation
and aerospace-with a wide range motion and flow control technologies.
Headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., the company employs approximately 35,000
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