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Advanced Photonix Wins Missile Contract

Photonics.com
Aug 2000
CAMARILLO, Calif., Aug. 24 -- Advanced Photonix Inc. has signed a deal with Raytheon Co. to supply the detector fuse used on the Rolling Airframe Missile. The weapon is a supersonic, lightweight, quick-reaction, fire-and-forget missile designed to destroy anti-ship missiles. Its autonomous dual-mode passive RF-to-IR guidance design requires no shipboard support after missile launch, providing high fire-power capabilities that make it possible to handle a number of attacks at the same time.
This award demonstrates our engineering design and manufacturing capabilities for advanced sensors used in commercial and military aerospace programs, said Brock Koren, president and CEO of Advanced Photonix. The RAM missile has been extremely reliable and successful and we look forward to follow-on orders and repeated sales for many years to come.
Advanced Photonix designs and manufactures silicon photodetectors, optoelectronic hybrid assemblies and sold state large area avalanche photodiodes. Raytheon is a Lexington, Mass.-based defense contractor specializing in defense and commercial electronics, and aviation and special mission aircraft.


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