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25 September 2007


Advanced Photonix awarded $1m contract for night vision system

Advanced Photonix Inc (API) of Ann Arbor, MI, USA has received a purchase order worth about $1m for LED arrays (expected to ship within the next nine months) for night vision displays designed by Night Vision Labs in Virginia and employed by the US military.

In addition to general surveillance, the US military’s Night Vision Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD) has been used successfully in combat (in Abrams tanks, Bradley fighting vehicles, Hummer vehicles and Apache attack helicopters).

“We have been working diligently to secure this business for the better part of two years,” says Adam Tabakian, API’s director of sales. “The contract expands our current customer base, and represents our continued growth in the military and defense business segment,” he adds.

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