(Middletown, R.I., October 30, 2009) -- KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI) announced today that it has received new orders totaling $10.2 million for its precision fiber optic gyros (FOGs) for use in remote stabilized weapon stations (RWS) from two major defense contractors. Shipment of these orders is expected to be completed before the end of the first quarter of 2010.
"We are very proud of our continued participation in remote weapon station programs around the globe, as they increase warfighter safety, efficiency, and effectiveness," commented Jay Napoli, KVH's vice president of FOG and OEM sales. "As a fully integrated manufacturer of precision, affordable fiber optic gyros, we are uniquely equipped to meet the stringent performance demands as well as the accelerating production requirements to support the expanding RWS industry."
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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