Posted on March 2, 2020 in INSIGHT Magazine by Dan Parsons
This year marks the 25th anniversary of Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) of Boise, Idaho. Few companies can look back after a quarter-century and know they made a difference and left a legacy in the world. But, that is exactly what ASU has done by pioneering the use of night vision goggles (NVGs) around the world.
Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) announced today from HELI EXPO as part of their year-long 25th Anniversary Celebration the signing of an official agreement with French-based Secours Aérien Français (SAF- French Air Rescue)
Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) announced today the official Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) technical standard order (TSO) approval for the AERONOX NVG mount and battery pack.
ASU’s AERONOX is a NVG helmet mount that was first introduced at HELI EXPO in 2016. The lightweight, AERONOX features a retractable lanyard with a breakaway feature to prevent the loss of NVGs. The low profile LEMO connector accepts AERONOX and legacy power supplies. It has an increased vertical adjustment, low battery indicator, and an optional interface accessory for use with ground helmets when mounting AN/AVS-9 to tactical ground helmet.
L3Harris has recently become aware of a condition that may affect operation on a small percentage of ANVS Night Vision Goggles (NVG). The condition is limited to specific deliveries beginning April 2016 through July 2018. To determine if your NVGs may be affected, please reference the serial numbers listed in Appendix A of the Operational Safety Notice.
Please note this is a limited and anomalous condition and only units that fall within a specific delivery time were affected by this condition and does not include Legacy Harris goggles. If you believe your unit is affected, please refer to Appendix 1 to determine if your unit’s serial number is included and follow the instructions provided for further screening and repair.
Your safety is our priority, if you have any questions relating to this or any other topic please do not hesitate to reach out.
ASU Customer Service Team
The Night Vision Awards committee announced the 2019 recipients of the Night Vision Awards held in Omaha, Nebraska at the Airborne Public Safety Association Conference. Recipients were honored at the CHI Health Center in the Junior Ballroom from 1600 to 1730 on July 18th.
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