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KVH Receives $3.5 Million Order for Fiber Optic Gyros for Use in Remote Weapon Stations


KVH’s precision DSP-3100 FOG to Provide Optical and Targeting Stabilization for Vehicle-mounted Remote Weapons

MIDDLETOWN, RI – December 23, 2008 – KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI) announced today that it has received a new $3.5 million order for its precision fiber optic gyros for use in remote stabilized weapon systems. Shipment of KVH FOGs for this order is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2009.

Remote weapon stations (RWS) substantially improve crew safety and weapon accuracy by allowing 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.

With its all-fiber design and patented Digital Signal Processing (DSP) technology, KVH’s DSP-3100 FOG offers high reliability, superior accuracy and performance, and exceptional vibration, shock, and acceleration survivability at an affordable cost. KVH's fiber optic guidance and sensor systems are used in an array of commercial and defense-related stabilization, navigation, autonomous vehicle, and precision guidance applications.

KVH’s fiber optic gyro resource page − − offers additional details regarding KVH’s fiber optic gyro solutions.

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, delays in customers' qualification processes for our products or other delays in shipping, 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.

KVH is a registered trademark of KVH Industries, Inc.

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