January 5, 2009--KVH Industries, Inc. (Middletown, RI), says it has received a $3.5 million order for its precision fiber optic gyros (FOGs) for use in remote stabilized weapon systems. The company will begin shipping the FOGs this quarter. Remote weapon stations (RWS) substantially improve crew safety and weapon accuracy by allowing 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 promise 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.
With its all-fiber design and patented digital signal processing (DSP) technology, KVH's DSP-3100 FOG is intended to provide high reliability, superior accuracy and performance, and exceptional vibration, shock, and acceleration survivability at an affordable cost. 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.
For more information, see this page detailing KVH's fiber optic gyros.