Posted by John McHale
BIRDSBORO, Pa., 27 Sept. 2010. Video Display Corp. (Nasdaq:VIDE) announced that its Aydin Displays, Inc., subsidiary will supply several different types of displays for the Halifax-Class Modernization (HCM) program for the Canadian navy. The modernization will include a new command and control system, a new radar capability, a new electronic warfare system, and upgraded communication for the 12 Canadian frigates, which were commissioned between 1992 and 1997 The Halifax class multi-role patrol frigates are considered the backbone of the Canadian Navy. Aydin will be supplying nearly 1,000 displays over the life of the program to be used in several different locations on the frigates including the CIC room and bridge. Displays will be mounted in various positions including racks, consoles, and bulk head mounts. The Halifax frigates will utilize various sized rugged Aydin liquid crystal displays (LCDs) ranging from 17 inches to 65 inches and utilize several new technologies including LED backlights with sunlight readability and night vision capabilities while meeting all the stringent Naval requirements for shock, vibration, and electro-magnetic interference (EMI). The initial contract awards totaled over $4.3M with follow on contracts expected to be awarded immediately.