Elbit Systems of America has been awarded two orders worth approximately $29 million by the U.S. Army’s Program Executive Office (PEO) Soldier under an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (ID/IQ) contract.
Under the orders, Elbit Systems of America will upgrade the U.S. Army active duty and National Guard rotary-wing aviation units’ AN/AVS-6 Aviator’s Night Vision Imaging Systems (ANVIS) with high performance white phosphor image intensifier tubes.
The night vision upgrade to the legacy ANVIS goggles will replace the existing green image intensification. White phosphor enhances the ANVIS goggles as it presents more natural-looking visuals in black and white detail.
The new image intensification tubes will also provide better contrast, along with high image resolution at greater distances for pilots.
“Upgrading the U.S. Army aviation fleet’s goggles to high performance white phosphor provides improved clarity,” said Raanan Horowitz, President and CEO of Elbit Systems of America.
“Whether soldiers are on the ground or in the air, our team is committed to providing advanced capabilities to the U.S. Army to suit their evolving night vision needs.”
The company will manufacture the tubes at its facility in Roanoke, Virginia, with deliveries through September 2021.