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Night vision systems for Army pilots to be upgraded by Elbit Systems

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June 17, 2021

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

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FORT WORTH, Texas. U.S.  Army active duty and National Guard rotary-wing aviation units will receive an upgrade to their AN/AVS-6 Aviator's Night Vision Imaging Systems (ANVIS) with high performance white phosphor image intensifier tubes to be provided by Elbit Systems of America – Night Vision.

According to the company, the upgrade comes through recent orders with an aggregated value of approximately $29 million by the U.S. Army's Program Executive Office (PEO) Soldier under an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (ID/IQ) contract issued in 2020. 

Under the orders, Elbit Systems of America claims it 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 U.S. Army fleet's legacy ANVIS goggles will aim to replace the existing green image intensification with high performance white phosphor image intensifier tubes. Officials claim that white phosphor enhances the ANVIS goggles as it presents visuals in black and white detail, which may appear more natural to the eye. 

 

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