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LightWorks Optics Receives IFA Contract

Photonics.com
Apr 2006
Integrated optical system maker LightWorks Optics Inc. announced it was awarded a $3.6 million contract by defense contractor Lockheed Martin of Bethesda, Md., for the fabrication of 28 infrared focus assemblies (IFAs) for fighter aircraft. The company said this award is the second it has received from Lockheed Martin for these optical subsystems, having previously produced 43 IFAs for fighter aircraft.


GLOSSARY
focus
1. The focal point. 2. To adjust the eyepiece or objective of a telescope so that the image is clearly seen by the observer. 3. To adjust the camera lens, plate, or film holder so that the image is rendered distinct. 4. To move an entire microscope body tube relative to a specimen to obtain the sharpest possible image.
optical
Pertaining to optics and the phenomena of light.
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