KVH's precision DSP-3100 FOGs helping improve effectiveness of vehicle-mounted remote weapons by providing optical and targeting stabilization
MIDDLETOWN, R.I., July 15 -- KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI) announced today that it has received a new $2.5 million order for its precision fiber optic gyros (FOGs) for use in remote stabilized weapon stations (RWS) from a major defense contractor. Shipment of KVH FOGs for this order is expected to be completed by the end of 2009.
"Remote weapon stations are playing a critical role in substantially improving crew safety and weapon accuracy in combat operations overseas. We are very proud that KVH's fiber optic gyros remain the sensors of choice for the leading RWS manufacturers supporting U.S. and allied military forces," said Jay Napoli, KVH's vice president of FOG and OEM sales. "Our affordable DSP-3100 FOG offers the high reliability, superior accuracy, and exceptional vibration, shock, and acceleration survivability necessary to ensure optimal RWS performance. Thanks to this combination of factors, KVH's FOGs are increasingly in demand not only for military use but also a broad array of commercial applications worldwide."
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.
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 http://www.fiberopticgyro.com offers additional details regarding KVH's fiber optic gyro solutions.
About KVH Industries, Inc.
KVH Industries is a leading manufacturer of solutions that provide global high-speed Internet, television and voice services via satellite to mobile users at sea, on land, and in the air. KVH is also a premier manufacturer of high performance sensors and integrated inertial systems for defense and commercial guidance and stabilization applications. The company is based in Middletown, RI, with facilities in Tinley Park, IL, and Kokkedal, Denmark.
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