Image sensor and camera company SiOnyx, has received a $19.9 million award for the delivery of digital night vision cameras for the IVAS (Integrated Visual Augmentation System) program of the U.S. Army.

The Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) is a system designed to incorporate head, body, and weapon technologies on individual Soldiers. It is a single platform that Soldier/Marines can fight, rehearse, and train in, the company said in a statement.

The agreement was issued under SOSSEC and the Sensors, Communications and Electronics Consortium (SCEC) Other Transaction Agreement on behalf of the US Army’s Night Vision and Electronic Sensor Directorate (NVESD). Under the award, SiOnyx is required to deliver low-light camera modules within two years for prototyping of low-light and night vision capabilities to the IVAS system.

[Image courtesy: SiOnyx]