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KVH Receives $2.7 Million Order For Fiber Optic Gyros To Use In Remote Weapon Stations

MIDDLETOWN, R.I., March 29, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq:KVHI) has received a new $2.7 million order for KVH's DSP-3100 fiber optic gyros (FOGs) from an international defense contractor to support weapon and optical stabilization in remote weapon stations. Delivery of this order will begin immediately and span the next several months.

"KVH's compact, rugged, and affordable fiber optic gyros offer end users and system integrators of all types another tremendously valuable benefit – versatility," says Jay Napoli, KVH's vice president of FOG/OEM sales. "Our FOGs equip our customers with a range of output options, our patented Digital Signal Processing (DSP) electronics design, and outstanding performance with regard to bias stability, scale factor linearity, turn-on to turn-on repeatability, and high bandwidth. As a result, these exceptionally low noise fiber optic gyros are ideal for a variety of demanding applications, including those that require precise measurement of rate and turning angle as well as the ability to withstand the shock of repeated, high-speed gunfire."

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. KVH's fiber optic gyro resource page – http://www.fiberopticgyro.com  – offers additional details regarding KVH's fiber optic gyro solutions.

Note to Editors: High-resolution, press-ready images are available at http://press.kvh.com for download and editorial use.

About KVH Industries, Inc.

KVH Industries is a leading manufacturer of solutions that provide global high-speed Internet, television and voice services via satellite to mobile users at sea, on land, and in the air. KVH is also a premier manufacturer of high performance sensors and integrated inertial systems for defense and commercial guidance and stabilization applications. The company is based in Middletown, RI, with facilities in Illinois, Denmark, Norway, and Singapore.

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