Navitar receives US Navy contract for Buhl lens assembly

Optical and electro-optic systems manufacturer Navitar was recently awarded a contract with the Defense Supply Center for a multielement lens assembly to be used by the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAVAIR).

Aug 5th, 2010
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Optical and electro-optic systems manufacturer Navitar Inc. (Rochester, NY, USA) was recently awarded a contract with the Defense Supply Center in Columbus, OH (DSCC) for a multielement lens assembly to be used by the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAVAIR) in Lakehurst , NJ. The lens assembly requested by the DSCC has been approved for use in the Aircraft Launch and Recovery Equipment (ALRE) of US Navy aircraft carriers, specifically within the Optical Landing System (OLS).

The lens assembly was originated with Buhl Optical, an optics company previously based in Pittsburgh, PA, that was acquired by Navitar in 1997. Buhl first manufactured the lens assembly for the Navy in 1989. Navitar engineers worked with NAVAIR to make slight modifications and improvements to the specifications and updated the lens design to meet today’s standards.

“We are pleased to have been selected to work with the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAVAIR) and be a vendor of the DSCC,” comments Julian Goldstein, president of Navitar. “Navitar acquired Buhl Optical and more recently Special Optics, in order to expand the markets and customers we serve. Navitar is very proud to continue our association with the US Navy.”

-- Posted by Vision Systems Design

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