Optical components company Edmund Optics (EO; Barrington, NJ) has received a multi-million dollar defense related contract for custom optical components supporting a Smart Sensors System. While Edmund Optics is well known for their extensive catalog of COTS (commercial off the shelf) optics, the company also manufactures precision grade custom optics for the defense, security, and sensors industries. In addition to Smart Sensor Applications, EO supplies optics for such programs as PVS 14, ENVG Night Vision, One Shot, Family of Weapon Sights for Individual ground soldier (FWSI), as well as multiple smart munition and missile systems with leading US Prime contractors.
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"What makes EO unique in the Defense Industry is our ability to quickly modify our COTS components domestically, while offering cost-effective volume optics at one of our off-shore manufacturing locations through our TAAs (Technical Assistance Agreement). This provides our customers quick delivery in small quantity and substantial cost savings in volume," said Bill Dover, director of business development for Defense and Special Programs. Dover went on to say that, "EO maintains a rigorous global quality program which recently received high marks from top defense customers for outstanding performance, delivery, and quality."
Edmund Optics president and COO, Samuel Sadoulet, also said that "EO's extensive in-house manufacturing capabilities and application expertise have gained significant traction with our customers. We see positive response to new investments in IR molding and diffractive optics technologies, which in conjunction with traditional processing, pave the path to lighter and higher performing optics for systems supporting the defense industry."
Edmund Optics will be exhibiting at SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing from April 21-23 in Baltimore, MD.
SOURCE: Edmund Optics; http://www.edmundoptics.com/company/press-releases/press-article.cfm?id=465