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RSL Fiber Systems Gains Contract for Naval Project

Photonics Spectra
Mar 2007
Northrop Grumman Ship Systems in Pascagoula, Miss., has contracted with RSL Fiber Systems LLC to supply the Advanced Lighting System (ALS) for the US Navy’s DDG 1000 program. The ALS integrates lighting hardware and control equipment to monitor fiber optic-based LED and conventional lighting via ships’ communications networks. The contract anticipates installation of the system in all subsequent ships in the DDG 1000 class. It includes engineering support services.

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