Kopin receives $2M development contract with US defense contractor for in-vehicle display imaging system

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June 30, 2022 – Kopin Corporation, a provider of high-resolution microdisplays and sub-systems for augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) for use in defense, enterprise and consumer applications, has recently announced that it has been awarded a contract to develop a new in-vehicle display imaging system for a US prime defense contractor.

Kopin stated that this is the second in-vehicle defense development program that it has been awarded and it reflects the company’s recent efforts to enter the market. Kopin already has a presence in US defense applications due in part to its design and manufacturing expertise in precision display solutions for soldier-centric weapon sights, targeting systems and pilot helmets for fixed and rotary wing aircraft.

The new system will integrate Kopin’s high-brightness, high-resolution, low-power ferroelectric liquid crystal on silicon (FLCOS) microdisplay and custom optic into a heavily ruggedized custom housing to enable operational use in extremely harsh environments.

“We are excited with this new order, which continues our focused efforts to expand our penetration into new defense market segments, in this case the very large vehicle market,” said Bill Maffucci, Kopin’s Vice President of Government Programs. “We believe our ability to offer microdisplay solutions with any of our leading silicon-based microdisplay technologies (LCD, FLCOS, OLED and MicroLED), plus our advanced custom optics, electronics, and 35 years of experience designing and building high precision systems that can perform reliably in the very severe environments in which our soldiers operate make Kopin the display imaging system provider of choice, especially for challenging environments.”

Maffucci also noted that following a development and qualification process, the company expects the program to transition to production and provide revenue for multiple years.

For more information on Kopin and its display and optical technologies for use in military and defense hardware, please visit the company’s website.

Image credit: Kopin Corporation

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