"Homeland Security at the state and local levels represents a significant market for STS products and technologies. We anticipate additional interest from other law enforcement agencies around the nation as a result of the Michigan State Police Emergency Support Team's selection of STS products. We are committed to expanding the reach of our technology beyond military applications and this sale is a key milestone in that effort," said Michael (Chip) Lennon, Chief Operating Officer of The O'Gara Group and President of STS.
The AN/PVS-21 Low Profile Night Vision Goggle has a rugged, low profile binocular (or monocular) design that provides unmatched sensor fusion capabilities in diverse and aggressive operational environments. STS's LPNVG is the only production night vision goggle with an integrated Heads-Up Display capability, which allows video and other sensory signals, such as GPS data or the output of a thermal scope, to be presented directly into the operator's night vision scene.
This night vision technology, coupled with its innovative heads-up display capability, will help enhance officers' safety and situational awareness and give officers greater response capability. This could make a significant difference in a critical incident emergency or weapons of mass destruction event.
"With STS's advanced night vision goggles, our abilities to counter terrorism and execute special enforcement operations are significantly improved," stated Lieutenant David Bower, Commander of the Michigan State Police Emergency Support Team. "By combining multiple technologies, such as night vision and thermal imaging, we are able to enhance officer safety and gain greater access to potentially critical information."
Sensor Technology Systems, Inc. (STS), formerly known as Specialized Technical Services, Inc., is the designer and manufacturer of Low-Profile Night Vision Goggles (LPNVG) for counter-terrorism and low intensity conflict operations by military and law enforcement agencies, both in the U.S. and abroad. The AN/PVS-21 binocular NVG is the only production NVG with an integrated Heads-Up Display capability for "Sensor Fusion" applications. STS has fielded the AN/PVS-21 with U.S. Military forces, U.K forces, Canadian forces, Italian forces and others. STS is a subsidiary of The O'Gara Group.
About The O'Gara Group
The O'Gara Group was established to build a global products and services company focused on solutions for counter-terrorism and low intensity conflict. Located in Cincinnati, Ohio, and founded by Thomas O'Gara, the former Chairman of the Board of O'Gara-Hess & Eisenhardt Armoring Company (OHEAC) and Vice Chairman of The Kroll-O'Gara Company, Wilfred (Bill) O'Gara, the former CEO of OHEAC and Co-CEO of The Kroll-O'Gara Company and Michael (Chip) Lennon, the former President of OHEAC and President of the Security and Products Group of The Kroll-O'Gara Company. Together the founders have more than fifty years of experience in management and acquisitions of defense and security businesses on a world-wide basis. In 2003 the Company purchased Sensor Technology Systems, Inc, a producer of sophisticated military night vision equipment. In 2005 The O'Gara Group acquired Diffraction LTD, which designs, develops and manufactures proprietary electro-optics and nanotechnology based products and provides technology development services.