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KVH Receives $2.6 Million Order for Fiber Optic Gyro-based Inertial Measurement Units


MIDDLETOWN, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 12, 2007--KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI) today announced that it has received an follow-on order for more than $2.6 million worth of KVH's TG-6000 inertial measurement units for use in the U.S. Navy's MK54 torpedoes. This is the first of three options associated with a contract originally signed in September 2005, which has a potential value of more than $15.8 million over the life of the contract. Shipments for this option will extend into 2008.

"The integration of the KVH TG-6000 within the MK54 torpedo is a clear validation of the precision, performance, robust design, and value offered by our fiber optic gyro technology and our inertial measurement unit in particular," remarked Dan Conway, KVH's vice president for business development. "We look forward to continuing our work with this technology in support of U.S. military forces as well as actively pursuing new applications of our integrated precision navigation unit throughout the military and commercial marketplaces."

The KVH TG-6000 IMU precisely measures both rate and acceleration in three axes, critical for the navigation of a torpedo or other platforms. The IMU employs a three-axis configuration of KVH's FOGs, which offer an all-fiber design and patented Digital Signal Processing (DSP) for high reliability, superior accuracy and performance, and exceptional vibration, shock, and acceleration survivability. In addition to the FOGs, the TG-6000 includes three accelerometers. Together, the integrated IMU provides outstanding performance, high reliability, low maintenance, and easy system integration ideal for use in a wide range of applications, including manned and unmanned vehicle navigation and guidance systems for aerial and underwater vehicles. The TG-6000 is also an outstanding sensor suite for the most demanding stabilization and pointing applications.

About KVH Industries, Inc.

KVH Industries, Inc., is a premier manufacturer of systems to provide access to live mobile media ranging from satellite TV to telephone and high-speed Internet for vehicles and vessels as well as a leading source of navigation, pointing, and guidance solutions for maritime, defense, and commercial applications. The company's products are based on its proprietary mobile satellite antenna and fiber optic technologies. An ISO 9001-certified company, KVH is based in Middletown, Rhode Island.

This release may contain certain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements include, for example, the functionality, characteristics, quality and performance of KVH's products and technology; and customer preferences, requirements and expectations. The actual results could differ materially. Factors that may cause such differences include, among others, uneven military sales cycles, changes in military fielding and equipment requirements, and changes in international situations, as well as those discussed in KVH's most recent Form 10-Q filed with the SEC. KVH does not assume any obligation to update its forward-looking statements to reflect new information or developments.

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