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10 July 2007


Advanced Photonix wins contract for anti-tank missile program

Advanced Photonix Inc of Ann Arbor, MI, USA has received a two-year, $2.6m contract from a ‘leading military contractor’ that supplies missile tracking and imaging systems for tube-launched, optically tracked, wire-guided (TOW) missile platforms (a crew-portable, vehicle-mounted, heavy anti-armor weapon system consisting of a launcher and one of five versions of the TOW missile). The missile is primarily used in anti-tank warfare.

Advanced Photonix is a vertically integrated designer and manufacturer of photodetectors, subsystems, and terahertz systems. For over ten years, it has been supplying military contractors with photodetector assemblies used in the guidance systems of various modules of the TOW missile: the Improved Target Acquisition System (ITAS), the Improved Bradley Acquisition System (IBAS), and the TOW Visual Module.

Last month Advanced Photonix completed its new 5000ft² microfabrication facility for optoelectronic devices, consolidating its silicon photodiode operations in Camarillo, CA and Dodgeville, WI into one centralized facility at its InGaAs and InP optical receiver manufacturing subsidiary Picometrix LLC in Ann Arbor.

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