USA: ITT Gets USD 36.24 Million AN/AVS-9 Contract


ITT Corp., Roanoke, Va., is being awarded a $36,240,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for AN/AVS-9, night vision image intensifier sets.

The AN/AVS-9 system is a night vision system consisting of a binocular imaging assembly, a helmet mount, a low profile power pack, a carrying case, and ancillary equipment. The AN/AVS-9 is used by Navy and Marine Corps helicopters as a pilot’s visual aid during night operations, low-level, and nape-of-the-earth flight. T his system also provides imagery required for takeoff, landing, and hover as well as en-route flight. Work will be performed in Roanoke, Va., and is expected to be completed by June 2016. Contract funds in the amount of $1,719,720 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website, with two offers received. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, Ind., is the contracting activity (N00164-11-D-JQ00).


About ITT Corporation

ITT Night Vision & Imaging provides image intensifier tubes and systems to many allied and friendly nations. ITT received the Omnibus VII night vision contract from the U.S. Army Contracting Agency of White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract has the potential to value an estimated $1.39 billion during the five-year contract period 2005-2009. Under this contract, ITT has received an initial award of more than $160 million for AN/PVS-14 Monocular Night Vision Devices and AN/PVS-7 night vision goggles, along with $40 million for production facilities and equipment. In September 2007, we received 100 percent of the OMNIBUS VII night vision order from the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) Acquisition Center. Following a competitive process, ITT was selected as the sole provider of the Army’s ENVG contract in 2005. The contract has a total potential value of $560 million over the contract life, proving ITT clearly is the leading trusted supplier of night vision devices to the U.S. military, which sets the worldwide standard for night fighting.

Considered a critical U.S. military technology, Generation (Gen) 3 image intensifier technology may be exported only with the permission of the U.S. Department of State. An export license typically is granted to government agencies that have a legitimate end use for high-performance night vision equipment.


Source: Defense, June 14, 2011