KVH's precision DSP-3100 FOGs helping improve effectiveness of vehicle-mounted remote weapons by providing optical and targeting stabilization
(Middletown, R.I., September 24, 2009) -- KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI) announced today that it has received a new $2.1 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 in early 2010.
"KVH's fiber optic gyros are playing a critical role in the successful use of remote weapon stations to improve the safety of U.S. and allied warfighters as well as increase their efficiency and effectiveness in the field," said Jay Napoli, KVH's vice president of FOG and OEM sales. "Thanks to their use in remote weapon stations as well as a growing number of commercial applications for guidance, navigation, and stabilization, our fiber optic gyros are an increasingly valuable element of KVH's overall business strategy."
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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