KVH fiber-optic gyro-based inertial measurement units added to U.S. Navy's MK54 torpedoes

MIDDLETOWN, R.I., 13 Feb. 2007. KVH Industries Inc., has received a follow-on order for more than $2.6 million worth of KVH's TG-6000 inertial measurement units for use in the U.S. Navy's MK54 torpedoes. This is the first of three options associated with a contract originally signed in September 2005, which has a potential value of more than $15.8 million over the life of the contract. Shipments for this option will extend into 2008.

MIDDLETOWN, R.I., 13 Feb. 2007.KVH Industries Inc., has received a follow-on order for more than $2.6 million worth of KVH's TG-6000 inertial measurement units for use in the U.S. Navy's MK54 torpedoes. This is the first of three options associated with a contract originally signed in September 2005, which has a potential value of more than $15.8 million over the life of the contract. Shipments for this option will extend into 2008.

The KVH TG-6000 IMU measures both rate and acceleration in three axes, critical for the navigation of a torpedo or other platforms.

The IMU employs a three-axis configuration of KVH's FOGs, which offer an all-fiber design and patented digital signal processing (DSP) for high reliability, superior accuracy and performance, and exceptional vibration, shock, and acceleration survivability.

In addition to the FOGs, the TG-6000 includes three accelerometers. Together, the integrated IMU provides performance, high reliability, low maintenance, and easy system integration for use in a wide range of applications, including manned and unmanned vehicle navigation and guidance systems for aerial and underwater vehicles.

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