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  • EFW Helicopter System Selected by US Army

Photonics Spectra
Jan 2007
EFW Inc. of Fort Worth, Texas, has been selected to supply the helmet display and tracking system for the US Army’s new armed reconnaissance helicopter. The system will project flight information into a pilot’s day-display and night-vision goggles. The contract is valued at $51 million through 2012.

The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
tracking system
A controlled motion system that may use a telescope, camera or antenna to follow accurately a satellite, missile, vehicle or other device in response to radar, radio or computer signals.
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