Vuzix receives follow-on OEM order with US defense contractor for HUD component development

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June 14, 2023 – Vuzix Corporation, a supplier of smart glasses and augmented reality (AR) technology and products, has this week announced that it is the recipient of a follow-on OEM purchase order for engineering services and products from a US-based company that, according to Vuzix, “is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry.”

As is common within the defense sector, contract details are often limited, with specific dollar values, product amounts and customer names rarely disclosed. However, Vuzix did state that the follow-on order brings the total contract value with this particular customer closer to a mid-six-figure level, and that the company expects the order will be delivered over the next several months.

The follow-on contract is for Phase 2 development of components for a lightweight heads-up display (HUD) for technologies previously supplied by a non-US company, according to Vuzix, which added that the defense customer is a supplier of several existing programs and has turned to Vuzix as a US-based manufacturer of waveguide and display technologies.

“Our development efforts with some of the country’s largest defense contractors continue to progress at a steady pace,” said Paul Travers, President and Chief Executive Officer at Vuzix. “There is a significant need for advanced see-through display technologies that Vuzix remains in a unique position to deliver as a leading-edge US-based designer and manufacturer of waveguides and related technologies. We look forward to working with this customer and ultimately achieving a production award for a finalized solution.”

For more information on Vuzix and its augmented reality solutions for the defense sector, please visit the company’s website.

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