United Technologies [UTX] on Wednesday said its Aerospace System unit has acquired N2 Imaging Systems, LLC, complementing its intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance business and adding new technology to align with the Army’s needs.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. N2 makes night vision systems for soldier systems, camera cores for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), military vehicles, handheld target acquisition systems, and tracking and guidance systems, commercial cameras, device packaging and integrating multi-sensor systems.

N2 Imaging Systems' products include night vision systems for soldier systems. Photo: N2 Imaging Systems
N2 Imaging Systems’ products include night vision systems for soldier systems. Photo: N2 Imaging Systems

UTC Aerospace said the acquisition enhances its commitment to the Army’s reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition (RSTA) mission.

“The addition of N2 reflects our unwavering dedication to rapidly developing the most advanced imaging technology at an attractive price to support the RSTA mission now and in the future,” John Trezza, vice president and general manager of UTC Aerospace Systems’ Force Protection business, said in a statement. “Adding our experience in designing, developing and fielding sophisticated technology to the innovation of N2 will further support on-time execution of the Army’s Enhanced Night Vision Goggle program.”

UTC Aerospace Systems supplies the AN/AVR-2B laser warning system to the Army for its night vision goggle program.

UTC said that the N2 business will remain based in California and will join with two other units, Sensors Unlimited and Cloud Cap Technology as part of the Force Protection business, which provides camera cores and multispectral, fused imaging solutions for handheld, ground vehicle, rotary craft, and UAS for military, civil and commercial applications.

Dave Masarik, president of N2, said in a statement that the merger “opens up a wide array of opportunities for development of new, cost-effective man-portable imaging systems for military and commercial users.”