ASU Snags Night Vision Contract from Brazil Government

 - November 28, 2022, 3:49 PM
Aviation Specialties Unlimited was awarded a contract to supply night vision equipment to military and government customers in Brazil. Photo: Aviation Specialties Unlimited)

Idaho-based Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) and its Brazilian distributor, Quartzo Defense, have been awarded a contract to supply helicopter night vision systems (NVIS) to governmental organizations in Brazil. ASU will initially supply NVIS in three military police and one military firefighting helicopter from Brazil’s Federal District. 

The order includes 12 night vision goggles, 45 helmets, and training for 12 pilots and crewmembers. The contract ultimately enables governmental organizations from 26 Brazilian states and the Federal District to purchase products and services from ASU. Military police from two other states and the civil police of the Federal District will join shortly. “ASU’s core mission revolves around safety,” said ASU v-p Dan Meyer, noting that the company already has supplied several Latin American nations with night vision equipment, installation, and training.  

ASU has been supplying NVIS for more than 25 years. Quartzo was established in 2002 and represents more than a dozen foreign companies in Brazil that provide high-tech and value-added products for the national defense and public security markets.