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Intevac Photonics Wins US Navy Contract for Night Vision Sensor

Intevac Photonics, a subsidiary of Intevac, Inc., announced that it had won a contract worth $9.6 million from the US Navy Naval Air Warfare Center. The IDIQ or Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contract covers ongoing performance improvements of Intevac's proprietary four mega-pixel digital night vision sensor (ISIE 4000) for various Navy aircraft platforms.

Joe Pietras, executive vice president and general manager of Intevac Photonics said that this contract for further enhancements of their four mega-pixel EBAPS digital sensor is an important award for their business, as it represents the U.S. Military's continued support of their sensor technology, allowing them to expand their product family of EBAPS digital sensors for key U.S. Military applications.

The sensor is based on the patented EBAPS(R) (Electron Bombarded Active Pixel Sensor) design of Intevac. The five year contract has additional options which may be exercised at a later date. Intevac was founded in 1991 and has two sides- Equipment and Intevac Photonics.

The Equipment Business is a leader in design, development and marketing of high productivity lean manufacturing systems and has been producing Lean Thinking platforms since 1994. It provides process manufacturing equipment solutions to the hard disk drive industry, high-productivity process manufacturing equipment and inspection solutions to the solar photovoltaic industry and wafer handling platforms to the semiconductor industry.

The Intevac Photonics is a leader in the development and manufacture of leading edge, high-sensitivity imaging products and vision systems, as well as table-top and handheld Raman instruments. Markets addressed include military, industrial, medical and scientific.

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