KVH Industries has recently announced that it has received three new orders for its TACNAV vehicle navigation systems and T-FOG(TM) fiber optic gyro (FOG) upgrade. Together, the orders are valued at more than $2.4 million. The orders were placed by U.S. defense prime contractors and a foreign military, all of which are current KVH customers. KVH expects to recognize the majority of the contract revenue during the second half of 2005. KVH Industries, Inc., designs and manufactures products that enable mobile communication, navigation, and precision pointing through the use of its proprietary mobile satellite antenna and fiber optic technologies.
KVH’s TACNAV military vehicle navigation systems employ KVH’s digital compass and FOG technology as well as proprietary software algorithms to provide uninterrupted navigation, heading, and pointing data for vehicle drivers, commanders, and crews. While TACNAV complements the GPS, its self-contained sensors operate independently of GPS. As a result, TACNAV continues to provide mission-critical data for troops in the vehicle as well as to the digital battlefield system, even if GPS is blocked, jammed, or is otherwise unavailable. TACNAV can also serve as a link between each vehicle and the overall digital battlefield, making each unit a node in a secure military network that consolidates a wide range of tactical data to provide detailed information to individual units and military commanders.