The contract will enable governmental organizations across Brazil to purchase NVIS and products from ASU.
The contract also includes an initial order for the supply of NVIS for three military police helicopters and one firefighting helicopter for use in the Federal District. The order includes 12 night vision goggles (NVG), 45 helmets, and the provision of training for their use to 12 pilots and crew members.
Further orders under the contract are expected to be placed by the military police of two other states, as well as the civil police of the Federal District, in the next two weeks.
ASU has confirmed that it, alongside Quartzo Defense, has already visited the state public helicopter operators of 22 of 27 states nationwide, to showcase the system.
“ASU’s core mission revolves around safety,” ASU vice president Dan Meyer. “ASU has provided goggles, aircraft modifications and training for numerous Latin American countries that are defending their countries, fighting the war on drugs, fighting fires, and rescuing people among many other missions. We are glad to partner with the Brazilian government to supply essential night vision solutions that will enable the various federal, civil and military operations in Brazil to operate more safely at night.”
ASU previously received Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for the installation of its NVIS on various Bell aircraft.