Kopin receives $1.1M production order for AR weapon sight module

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April 28, 2023 – Kopin Corporation, a developer and provider of high-resolution microdisplays and application-specific optical subassemblies for defense, enterprise, consumer and medical products, has this week announced it has received a USD $1.1 million follow-on production order for an application-specific, long range optical weapon sight module.

According to the company, the weapon sight module offers a sophisticated video “see through” augmented reality (AR) capability that is able to provide soldiers with critical information through clear, bright symbology in their weapons sights.

The sight module incorporates Kopin’s CyberDisplay technology and custom-designed optics, which the company states have been implemented in more than 250,000 weapon sight systems.

Kopin’s technology is used for a variety of electronic viewfinders, displays and optical modules for gunsights.

Commenting on the production order, Bill Maffucci, Kopin’s Sr. Vice President of Business Development and Strategy, stated: “Kopin continues to be a leader in weapon sight eyepieces for soldiers, and this order is an example of our microdisplays and optical subassemblies being used in the most rugged environments around the world.” Maffucci added, “This follow-on order is for one of Kopin’s specialized weapon sight eyepieces. We believe the situation in Europe and continued elevated defense spending will provide significant opportunities for follow-on orders.”

For more information on Kopin and its microdisplay technology for use in augmented reality devices, please visit the company’s website.

Image credit: Kopin

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