MIDDLETOWN, R.I., 1 Nov. 2009. KVH Industries Inc. has gained new orders, totaling $10.2 million, for its precision fiber-optic gyros (FOGs) for use in remote stabilized weapon stations (RWS) from two major defense contractors. Shipments are expected to be completed before the end of the first quarter of 2010.
"Remote weapon station programs around the globe...increase warfighter safety, efficiency, and effectiveness," says Jay Napoli, KVH's vice president of FOG and OEM sales.
Remote weapon stations enable 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.