CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Sept. 20, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Video Display Corporation (Nasdaq:VIDE), a worldwide leader in providing display solutions for Defense, Simulation and Training and commercial applications, is pleased to announce that its Simulation and Training Division, VDC Display Systems (VDC DS), has been awarded a contract and received the Purchase Order from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics for multiple Display System Upgrades. VDC DS will deliver and install new Display Systems for existing F-35 engineering simulators. The Display Systems to be provided include Screens, Mirrors, Sony High Resolution Projectors, Optical Edge Blending, an Auto Calibration System and Structures. The Display System Upgrades will commence installation in the fourth quarter 2012. David Rushton, VP Business Development for VDC Display Systems, commented, "This award is the culmination of a combined efforts by VDC DS and Sony Corp over an extended of time and is the result of a very detailed testing and evaluation process. VDC DS is extremely pleased to have been selected for this Purchase Order and very much look forward to additional Purchase Orders and building on an excellent relationship with the Lockheed Martin team." Lockheed Martin Aeronautics is prime integrator for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter. The F-35 Lightning II is a 5th Generation fighter, combining advanced stealth with fighter speed and agility, fully fused sensor information, network-enabled operations and advanced sustainment. About Video Display Corporation: Video Display Corporation designs, develops and manufactures unique solutions for display requirements for military, medical and industrial use with emphasis on high end training and simulation applications. Its product offerings include rugged AMLCD and CRT displays as well as complete projection systems. Video Display Corporation operates eight display design and manufacturing plants plus additional sales facilities throughout the United States and Europe.
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