Intevac, Inc. (Nasdaq: IVAC) announced today it has received a $5 million development contract award from Collins Aerospace in support of the U.S. Navy-funded Enhanced Visual Acuity (EVA) Program that will help U.S. Navy and Marine Corps pilots execute their missions more effectively under low-light conditions. Intevac will supply their latest ISIE19 EBAPS® digital night-vision sensor as part of the development effort.
“This will be the first announced night-vision program with a future production path incorporating our latest ISIE19 EBAPS® sensor,” commented Timothy Justyn, executive vice president and general manager of Intevac Photonics. “We are excited to provide the benefits this sensor brings to our naval aviators.”
“This contract award demonstrates the U.S. military’s continued commitment to digital night vision technology for the future,” added Wendell Blonigan, president and chief executive officer of Intevac.
Intevac’s digital night-vision sensors, based on its patented Electron Bombarded Active Pixel Sensor (EBAPS®) technology, provide state-of-the-art capability to the most advanced avionic fighting platforms in the U.S. Department of Defense inventory.
Intevac was founded in 1991 and has two businesses: Thin-film Equipment and Photonics.
In our Thin-film Equipment business, we are a leader in the design and development of high-productivity, thin-film processing systems. Our production-proven platforms are designed for high-volume manufacturing of substrates with precise thin film properties, such as the hard drive media, display cover panel, and solar photovoltaic markets we serve currently.
In our Photonics business, we are a recognized leading developer of advanced high-sensitivity digital sensors, cameras and systems that primarily serve the defense industry. We are the provider of integrated digital imaging systems for most U.S. military night vision programs.
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