ITT awarded $11.4 million contract to provide night vision technology to the United States Special Operations Command

ITT awarded $11.4 million contract to provide night vision technology to the United States Special Operations Command

ROANOKE, Va.– -( ITT Corporation (NYSE: ITT) has been awarded an $11.4 million contract to supply image intensification tubes for existing night vision goggles to the United States Special Operations Command. Under this contract, ITT’s Night Vision business will provide Generation (Gen) 3 thin-filmed Pinnacle® tubes that the U.S. military has recognized as the most advanced night vision technology available, producing the clearest, sharpest night vision image for U.S. warfighters.

“ITT’s Gen 3 night vision technology gives operators the tactical advantage they need to safely execute critical precision nighttime missions that support the strategic interests of the U.S. and its allies,” said Mike Hayman, president of ITT’s Night Vision business. “We are committed to supplying U.S. and allied warfighters with the world’s best night vision technology, and we are particularly honored to be the supplier of choice for our special operating forces.”

Night vision goggles with Gen 3 image intensifying tubes have the ability to detect available light with more than 10 times the power of previous generations. They are designed for use in all night vision systems that use inverting tubes including aviation goggle, ground systems and weapon sights. The tube inverts the image received from the optical lens 180 degrees. This eliminates the need for the eyepiece to perform this function, saving size and weight for the warfighter.

ITT’s Night Vision business, based in Roanoke, Va., is the world’s leading developer, producer and supplier of head- and helmet-mounted night vision solutions and image intensifiers for U.S. and allied military forces, as well as the homeland security market. ITT has served the U.S. military with premier research, development, production and logistics for analog and digital fusion solutions for 50 years. ITT delivered its one millionth Gen 3 image intensification tube in 2007. To learn more, visit

About ITT Corporation
ITT Corporation is a high-technology engineering and manufacturing company operating on all seven continents in three vital markets: water and fluids management, global defense and security, and motion and flow control. With a heritage of innovation, ITT partners with its customers to deliver extraordinary solutions that create more livable environments, provide protection and safety and connect our world. Headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., the company generated 2008 sales of 11.7 billion.