Single-axis fiber optic gyros will be used in U.S. military remote weapon stations
MIDDLETOWN, RI – December 20, 2011 – KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI) announced today that it has received a $7.6 million order for its single-axis fiber optic gyros (FOGs) from an international defense contractor to support weapon and optical stabilization in remote weapon stations for the U.S. military. Delivery of this order will begin immediately and continue into 2013.
“KVH’s compact, rugged, and affordable fiber optic gyros are extremely versatile,” says Jay Napoli, KVH’s vice president of FOG/OEM sales. “End users and system integrators choose KVH FOGs for their range of output options, patented Digital Signal Processing (DSP) electronics design, and outstanding performance with regard to bias stability, scale factor linearity, turn-on to turn-on repeatability, and high bandwidth. These exceptionally low noise FOGs are ideal for demanding applications, including those that require precise measurement of rate and turning angle as well as the ability to withstand the shock of repeated, high-speed gunfire.”
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. Please visit www.fiberopticgyro.com for complete details about 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 Illinois, Denmark, Norway, and Singapore.