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.  

 

 

Thursday, July 9, 2020

 

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) was awarded the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Flight Standards Operations Inspectors and Aircraft Certification Pilots night vision goggle (NVG) contract while operating fixed-wing aircraft. ASU will provide both initial training and recurrent training to FAA beginning July 1, 2020.  ASU initially began training the FAA in 2017, when they were awarded the first fixed-wing training contract. ASU first started training FAA pilots on helicopters in 2007.

 

 

  Posted by asunewadmin at 7/9/2020 6:17:00 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

 

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

 

**PRODUCT UPDATE 3/29/2022: The E3 lightweight Night Vision Goggle is currently in development for design improvements. Updates on E3 availabiliy will be published later this year.

By RILEY BUNCH rbunch@idahopress.com

By the fall of this year, the most high-tech night vision goggles the U.S. market can offer will come straight from Boise. 

 

 

  Posted by asunewadmin at 4/30/2019 8:06:00 PM in Featured

 

Thursday, February 7, 2019

 

Idaho Commerce and the Idaho Aerospace Alliance will attend the Avalon Airshow, February 26 – March 1, in Melbourne, Australia alongside eight Idaho companies including AeroLEDs, AERO Specialties, ASU, Black Sage, Frequence, Hamilton Manufacturing, Inc., Western Aircraft and xCraft.  The Avalon Airshow supports engagement with government, industry and defense opportunities, and is an excellent opportunity for Idaho companies to gain significant intern

 

  Posted by semerine at 2/7/2019 2:10:00 PM in News

 

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

 

The state of Idaho recently sent a delegation of businesses along with Idaho Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter to a trade mission in Canada. Governor Otter presented Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) valued partner award to PAL Aerospace during the trade mission.

 

  Posted by asunewadmin at 10/9/2018 5:40:00 PM in Featured

 

Monday, October 1, 2018

 

ASU Founder Mike Atwood and saleman Jake Atwood are traveling this week as part of a delegation from Idaho to Canada on a trade mission. Here is a link to an artilce about the trade mission trip, https://www.kivitv.com/news/gov-otter-to-lead-trade-mission-to-canada-next-week.

 

 

 

  Posted by semerine at 10/1/2018 7:55:00 PM in News

 

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

 

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) Inc., a Boise-based company, was granted approval by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in January to conduct commercial flight operations carrying passengers and cargo while using night vision goggles (NVGs) operating single engine airplanes. Operations are expected to start this April.

 

  Posted by semerine at 2/7/2017 6:46:00 PM in News

 

Thursday, December 15, 2016

 

Expanded reach and capabilities marked by record breaking installations, new product developments, and unique patents made 2016 a banner year for Boise, Idaho-based Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU).The company’s expansion of geography and offering has safeguarded even more of the women and men that serve, protect, rescue, and defend communities both domesitcally and internationally.  

 

  Posted by semerine at 12/15/2016 7:21:00 PM in News

 

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