KVH FOGs Selected by Rafael for its Remote Weapon Stations
(Middletown, RI., June 9, 2010) -- KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI) strengthened its position as the leading source for precision stabilization technology today with the announcement that Israel-based Rafael Advanced Defense Systems has placed a $2 million order for KVH's DSP-4000 fiber optic gyros (FOGs). The dual-axis DSP-4000 FOG will be integrated within Rafael's Remote Weapon Station (RWS), providing critical optical and weapon stabilization capabilities to increase RWS accuracy and effectiveness. Shipment of the $2 million order is expected to be complete late in 2010.
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"We are thrilled to be working with Rafael to incorporate our industry-leading fiber optic gyro technology into this powerful and versatile weapon system," remarked Jay Napoli, KVH's vice president of FOG and OEM sales. "Remote weapon stations like those produced by Rafael are playing an increasingly critical role on the battlefield, enabling soldiers to acquire and fire upon targets while remaining protected from hostile fire within the armored hull of the vehicle. As the world's leading provider of fiber optic gyros for RWS applications, we look forward to working with Rafael Advanced Defense Systems to pursue these significant opportunities and bring the safety and precision of remote weapon stations to soldiers worldwide."
Source : KVH Industries Inc.