New $2.5 Million Order Expanding Role of KVH Fiber Optic Gyros in Remote Weapon Stations
KVH's precision DSP-3100 FOGs helping improve effectiveness of vehicle-mounted remote weapons by providing optical and targeting stabilization
(Middletown, RI., July 15, 2009) -- KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI) announced today that it has received a new $2.5 million order for its precision fiber optic gyros (FOGs) for use in remote stabilized weapon stations (RWS) from a major defense contractor. Shipment of KVH FOGs for this order is expected to be completed by the end of 2009.
"Remote weapon stations are playing a critical role in substantially improving crew safety and weapon accuracy in combat operations overseas. We are very proud that KVH's fiber optic gyros remain the sensors of choice for the leading RWS manufacturers supporting U.S. and allied military forces," said Jay Napoli, KVH's vice president of FOG and OEM sales. "Our affordable DSP-3100 FOG offers the high reliability, superior accuracy, and exceptional vibration, shock, and acceleration survivability necessary to ensure optimal RWS performance. Thanks to this combination of factors, KVH's FOGs are increasingly in demand not only for military use but also a broad array of commercial applications worldwide."
Remote weapon stations allow gunners to operate, aim, and fire the weapon from inside the safety of their vehicles, taking the gunners out of turret positions where they are exposed to hostile fire. KVH's DSP-3100 FOGs provide precise optical stabilization and weapon recoil control for RWS units while ensuring that the weapon stays on target whether the vehicle is stationary or on the move.
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