ATLANTA, Sept. 27, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Video Display Corporation (Nasdaq:VIDE), an internationally recognized leader in design and manufacture of specialty niche market and rugged displays for commercial, industrial and military requirements, announced that its Aydin Displays, Inc. subsidiary has been selected to supply several different types of displays for the Halifax-Class Modernization (HCM) program. The modernization will include a new command and control system, a new radar capability, a new electronic warfare system and upgraded communication for the 12 Canadian frigates, which were commissioned between 1992 and 1997. The Halifax class multi-role patrol frigates are considered the backbone of the Canadian Navy. Aydin will be supplying nearly 1000 displays over the life of the program to be used in several different locations on the frigates including the CIC room and bridge. Displays will be mounted in various positions including racks, consoles and bulk head mounts. The Halifax frigates will utilize various sized rugged Aydin LCD's ranging from 17" up to 65" and utilize several new cutting edge technologies including LED backlights with sunlight readability and NVIS capabilities while meeting all the stringent Naval requirements for shock, vibration, and EMI. The initial contract awards totaled over $4.3M with follow on contracts expected to be awarded immediately.
Aydin Displays Selected For The Halifax-Class Modernization (HCM) Program
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