Monday, August 8, 2022

 

BOISE, Idaho, Aug. 8, 2022—Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU), in Boise, Idaho was named among 10 companies to receive DoD funding from the pilot program to Accelerate the Procurement and Fielding of Innovative Technologies (APFIT) in a DoD press release issued July 19, 2022.

The funds are designated for the Initial procurement of next-generation widened field of view night vision goggles for aircrew with increased resolution and reduced weight for USSOCOM.

“We are honored that the DOD and USSOCOM have selected ASU to deliver an innovative, lightweight night vision goggles to the hands of warfighters,” said ASU VP of Business Development and Marketing Chad St. Francis. “This Lightweight Wide Field of View Aviation Goggle, currently in development, will give our aviators a significant nighttime combat advantage to accomplish their missions and return home safely.”

The purpose of the APFIT pilot program is to expeditiously transition technologies – with priority given to those developed by small businesses and/or nontraditional defense contractors – from pilot programs, prototype projects, and research projects into production. The benefits of this pilot will be to deliver war-winning capability earlier than scheduled while contributing to the viability of small business and nontraditional defense contractor vendors. APFIT is an additional tool the DoD can use to propel innovative capabilities across the “Valley of Death” and into the hands of the warfighter.

“APFIT holds great promise to transform the way the Department procures next generations solutions. This pilot program is well positioned to be a key asset as we continue to work to bridge the valley of death,” stated Heidi Shyu, Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering. “The ten companies being funded will fill critical capability gaps. Without APFIT, their innovative technologies could take much longer to reach the hands of our warfighters.”

Read the full DoD release

 

About USD(R&E)

The Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (USD(R&E) is the Chief Technology Officer of the Department of Defense. The USD(R&E) champions research, science, technology, engineering, and innovation to maintain the United States military’s technological advantage. Learn more at www.cto.mil, follow us on Twitter @DoDCTO, or visit us on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/ousdre.

About Aviation Specialties Unlimited:

For more than 25 years, Aviation Specialties Unlimited Inc. (ASU) has proudly served those who protect and defend worldwide with Night Vision Solutions that Save Lives! Their experienced team supports safe and sustainable night vision programs with military-grade NVGs, flexible training, and custom aircraft lighting modifications to fit your needs. For more information, call +1 208-426-8117 or visit asu-nvg.com.

 

 

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

 

Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) in Boise, Idaho, announced today the company was given the Seven Seals Awards from the Employer Support of Guard and Reserve (ESGR), for the company’s efforts to support ASU employees in the National Guard and Reserves.  

 

 

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

 

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc., (ASU) announced today that they delivered four prototype helmets to the U.S. Air Force at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nevada. ASU was one of only three finalists selected by the AFWERX Fixed Wing Helmet Challenge in November of 2018. More than 110 companies submitted helmet designs initially in 2018.  In October of 2018, the field narrowed to 38 companies and lastly to the final three.  

 

  Posted by asunewadmin at 5/22/2019 9:45:00 PM in Featured

 

Monday, May 13, 2019

 

Representatives from nine countries visited Aviation Specialties Unlimited for Accredited Representatives Training in Boise, Idaho, May 9, 2019. ASU’s global network of resellers ensures that pilots and crews worldwide will benefit from life-saving night vision integration. (ASU photo by Sarah Pokorney)

 

  Posted by asunewadmin at 5/13/2019 6:46:00 PM in Featured

 

Thursday, May 5, 2016

 

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc. (ASU) a Boise, Idaho-based night vision company engaged with GSA representatives and contractors at the Southwest Supply Acquisition Center (SSAC) Industry days May 3-4, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas to better serve their GSA customers. At the event ASU announced that the company’s new Ecliptus product is now available on GSA. 

 

 

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

 

(BOISE, IDAHO– January 19. 2016) In order to appeal to a larger audience and customer base, Aviation Specialties Unlimited Inc., (ASU) is rebranding its previously announced N16HT Pro system as Ecliptus. The Ecliptus is a wireless, recording and image sharing night vision system. ASU, also announced that the company has launched a Kickstarter campaign for the new product at Kickstarter.

 

  Posted by semerine at 1/19/2016 9:21:00 PM in News

 

Monday, November 16, 2015

 

Aviation Specialties Unlimited Inc. (ASU) of Idaho, U.S., and U.K.-based operator and support organization Specialist Aviation Services Ltd (SAS) announced that the company has obtained CAA approval for the use of White Phosphor night vision goggles (NVGs) on the MD 902 Explorer.

 

  Posted by semerine at 11/16/2015 3:56:00 PM in News

 

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

 

(LONDON, United Kingdom – October 7, 2016) From the tradeshow floor of Helitech International, NVG specialists, Aviation Specialties Unlimited Inc. (ASU) of Idaho, USA and UK based operator and support organization, Specialist Aviation Services Ltd (SAS) announced the appointment of SAS as a dealer and service center for ASU’s ANVIS 9 night vision goggles. 

 

 

Friday, September 25, 2015

 

MedEvac Foundation International will highlight safety in the air and ground medical and critical care transportation industry during demonstrations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at Aviation Specialties Unlimited, 4632 W. Aeronca St. in Boise.

 

  Posted by semerine at 9/25/2015 3:17:00 PM in News

 

Thursday, September 3, 2015

 

(DALLAS, TEXAS- September 3, 2015)-The Night Vision Awards took place in Dallas during the annual NIGHTCON Night Vision Conference where EagleMed was given the Mark of Excellence Award and James Wisecup received the Lifetime Achievement Award.

 

  Posted by semerine at 9/3/2015 10:19:00 PM in News

 

View RSS Feed

News