JULY 2--Edmund Industrial Optics (Barrington, NJ; www.edmundoptics.com) has received a contract from Northrop Grumman to produce biocular eyepieces for use in military tanks. The eyepiece assembly contains five high-resolution lenses and a mirror with precision surface flatness. Edmund Industrial Optics is scheduled to manufacture and coat the optics, perform the necessary metal work, and assemble the eyepieces in house. The contract calls for more than 580 complete assemblies.
John Stack, president of Edmund Industrial Optics, says, "We received this contract because the company can meet all of the customer's needs under one roof - including CNC lens manufacturing, CNC metal work, custom lens coating, and assembly in a Class 1000 HEPA filter clean room."
Biocular eyepieces are commonly used in a variety of vision devices from medical instruments to commercial products.