Intevac Photonics receives $3.5M subcontract award for Army night vision

March 19, 2010
Santa Clara, CA--Intevac Photonics received a $3.5M subcontract award from the U.S. Army for the development and evaluation of a 2 Mpixel night-vision camera to be integrated onto the Apache helicopter.

Santa Clara, CA--Intevac Photonics, a subsidiary of Intevac, received a $3.5 million dollar subcontract award from the U.S. Army for the development and evaluation of a two megapixel, digital night-vision camera to be integrated onto the Apache helicopter. This camera will incorporate Intevac's unique extreme low-light-level detection sensor.

"This contract, for the evaluation of our digital night vision camera and sensor on an existing, major U.S. Army platform, is an important win for our business," said Joe Pietras, Executive VP and general manager of Intevac Photonics. "This application represents a large-volume opportunity for our digital night vision camera and fits precisely with our strategy to be a leading supplier of digital low-light imaging products for vital U.S. military applications."

Intevac was founded in 1991 and has two businesses: Equipment and Intevac Photonics. The Equipment Business designs, develops, and markets high-productivity lean manufacturing systems and has been producing Lean Thinking platforms since 1994. It says it is the leading supplier of magnetic media processing systems to the hard-drive industry and offers high-productivity technology solutions to the photovoltaic and semiconductor industries. Intevac Photonics is a developer and manufacturer of high-sensitivity imaging products and vision systems, as well as tabletop and handheld Raman instruments. Markets addressed include military, industrial, medical, and scientific.

--Posted by Gail Overton; [email protected]; www.laserfocusworld.com.

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