ROANOKE, Va., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- ITT Industries, Inc. (NYSE: IIN)
Night Vision Division has received a contract option award from the U.S. Army
Communications Electronics Command (CECOM) to produce an improved, more rugged
mount for attaching night vision goggles (NVGs) to infantry helmets. An
option under the OMNIBUS V contract (awarded June 1998), this award totals
$9 Million and includes deliveries of up to 114,300 helmet mounts over the
next 3 years.
The helmet mount award follows a similar award that ITT received in
September 1998, when the Army accepted the company's proposed improvement to
mounts being delivered under the OMNIBUS IV procurement. Combined, these two
awards establish ITT as the single-source supplier of improved, metal helmet
mounts to the U.S. Army.
"The equipment that the foot soldier uses must be as rugged as the
environment in which he operates," stated John Domalski, Vice President and
Director, Business Development, for ITT Industries Night Vision Division.
"With this new, ruggedized helmet mount, we hope to improve the hands-free,
night operational mobility of military ground forces."
Norotos, Inc., Santa Ana, CA, supported ITT Industries in its development
of this mount. Supplier Integrated Product Development (SIPD) enabled ITT to
augment its own design and engineering expertise with Norotos' strengths.
ITT Industries Night Vision is a division of ITT Industries, Inc., and is
the world's leading producer and supplier of Generation (Gen) III night vision
devices to U.S. and allied military forces. The company also provides night
vision products to law enforcement and other select commercial / consumer
About ITT Industries
ITT Industries, Inc. (http://www.ittind.com) is a global industrial
manufacturing company with leading positions in the markets that it serves,
generating 1998 global sales of $4.5 billion. ITT Industries is the world's
largest producer of pumps and also produces systems and services to move and
control water and other fluids. The company is also a leading supplier of
sophisticated military defense systems, and provides advanced technical and
operational services to a broad range of government agencies. ITT Industries
is a leading provider of connectors, switches and cabling used in
telecommunications, computing, aerospace and industrial applications, as well
as network services. Further, ITT Industries provides industrial components
for a number of other markets, including transportation, construction and
aerospace. Based in White Plains, NY, ITT Industries employs approximately
33,000 people around the world.
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