Kopin Corporation (NASDAQ: KOPN), a leading provider of high-resolution microdisplays for Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR), today announced it has received an approximately $4.8 million follow-on order of its high-brightness AMLCD microdisplay for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program. With the F-35 scheduled for production through 2030, Kopin expects additional orders over the life of the program. Kopin has been the sole supplier of microdisplays for the F-35 pilot helmets since the program inception, with thousands of displays delivered to date.
The F-35, the world's most advanced jet fighter, is a family of single-seat, single-engine, all-weather, day and night, stealth combat aircraft. The F-35 aircraft is designed to perform both air superiority and strike missions while also providing electronic warfare and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance. Much of the functionality is enabled through an advanced augmented reality (AR) helmet, which provides the pilot with critical flight, tactical, and sensor information for advanced situational awareness, precision and safety. The extensive functionality and extreme conditions require unique display technology.
"This is the third consecutive year that we have received a substantial production order for this critical U.S. defense program, which is a testament to both our high quality and delivery capabilities," stated Bill Maffucci, the Company's Vice President of Government Programs. "This new order extends our backlog of scheduled deliveries into the fourth quarter of 2023. As the sole provider of displays to the F-35 pilot helmets, the most advanced augmented reality system in the world, we are proud to be providing our defense customers with the best possible equipment."
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As the largest procurement program in the Department of Defense (DOD), the F-35 strike fighter aircraft is being procured in different configurations for multiple branches of the DOD, including the United States Air Force, Marine Corps, and Navy.
Source: Kopin Corporation
Date: May 16, 2022
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