LONDONDERRY, N.H., December 4, 2018 – L3 Technologies’ Integrated Land Systems sector received the inaugural William H. Webster Innovation Award for its Ground Panoramic Night Vision Goggle (GPNVG) during the International Spy Museum’s second annual The Honorable William H. Webster Distinguished Service Award Dinner last night in Washington, D.C. Introduced more than a decade ago, the GPNVG system is a game-changing technology for the nation’s elite military forces, as it enables greater situational awareness and increased overmatch and lethality.
“We are honored to be the first recipient of the William H. Webster Innovation Award,” said Todd Stirtzinger, President of L3 Integrated Land Systems. “This award is a testament to the hard work and dedication by our employees to deliver cutting-edge technology that enables our country’s most elite forces to combat evolving threats throughout the world.”
Designed and manufactured at L3 Insight Technology, the GPNVG revolutionized night vision goggles by incorporating four image-intensified (I2) tubes that increased an operator’s field-of-view from approximately 40 degrees to a wider 97-degree field-of-view. The GPNVG was further enhanced with L3’s white phosphor I2 technology, which improves target detection and recognition for the operator and creates a more natural black and white image. White phosphor also adds greater contrast detail in shapes and shadows, providing operators with more visual information to assess and acquire targets.
The International Spy Museum is the only public museum in the United States solely dedicated to espionage and the only one in the world to provide a global perspective on an all-but-invisible profession that has shaped history and continues to have a significant impact on world events. Its award dinner is named for Judge William H. Webster, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as a tribute to his legacy of integrity and distinction. The Museum features the largest collection of international espionage artifacts ever placed on public display. These artifacts illuminate the work of famous spies and pivotal espionage actions as well as help bring to life the strategies and techniques of the men and women behind some of the most secretive espionage missions in world history.
The mission of the Spy Museum is to educate the public about espionage and intelligence in an engaging way and to provide a context that fosters understanding of their important role in and impact on current and historic events. To learn more about the Museum, please visit www.spymuseum.org.
L3 Integrated Land Systems develops and manufactures fully integrated mission solutions for the United States military, law enforcement, first responders and allied nations across the globe. An original and qualified manufacturer of night vision imaging technology, L3 Integrated Land Systems uses the latest in thermal, image intensifier and fusion technologies to provide an extensive portfolio of capabilities and solutions that increases lethality, mobility, protection and situational awareness for the Warrior. L3 Integrated Land Systems is committed to the quality, reliability and supportability of all its fielded systems. To learn more, please visit www.L3T.com/integratedlandsystems.
L3 Technologies is an agile innovator and leading provider of global ISR, communications and networked systems, and electronic systems for military, homeland security and commercial aviation customers. With headquarters in New York City and approximately 31,000 employees worldwide, L3 develops advanced defense technologies and commercial solutions in pilot training, aviation security, night vision and EO/IR, weapons, maritime systems and space. The company reported 2017 sales of $9.6 billion. To learn more about L3, please visit the company’s website at www.L3T.com.
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