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MRC Optics Approved for Lockheed Supplier Program

Photonics.com
Nov 2010
SARASOTA, Fla., Nov. 23, 2010 — MRC Optics, a subsidiary of Photonics Products Group Inc. of Northvale, N.J., announced recently that its facility was approved for Lockheed Martin’s Missiles and Fire Control preferred supplier program.

The program is a three-level supplier recognition system designed to develop a world-class chain supply, said the company. Its purpose is to actively seek to do business with the “best of the best.”

Currently, MRC Optics provides aluminum, beryllium and beryllium alloy optical mirrors to Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control.

Its optical components and subassemblies are used in a variety of applications, including thermal imaging, night vision, satellite surveillance systems, reconnaissance and intelligence gathering, fire control/target acquisition and missile systems, as well as large plano optics, beryllium optics, polygon scanners and their refurbishments.

MRC Optics is an OEM supplier, providing precision diamond machining, polishing, nickel plating, beryllium machining, and optomechanical design and assembly services.

For more information, visit: www.mrcoptics.com 


GLOSSARY
optical
Pertaining to optics and the phenomena of light.
polishing
The optical process, following grinding, that puts a highly finished, smooth and apparently amorphous surface on a lens or a mirror.
thermal imaging
The process of producing a visible two-dimensional image of a scene that is dependent on differences in thermal or infrared radiation from the scene reaching the aperture of the imaging device.
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