KVH Introduces Affordable and Highly Reliable Navigation Solution for Light Military Vehicles

TACNAV® Light/GPS, a compass-based system with embedded GPS and multiple display options, brings an added level of flexibility and performance to light vehicle navigation

Middletown, Rhode Island, UNITED STATES

MIDDLETOWN, R.I., Feb. 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq:KVHI), is introducing the TACNAV Light/GPS navigation solution today, at the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX), in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Based on KVH’s successful line of tactical navigation systems, TACNAV Light/GPS features a newly designed sensor mast with embedded GPS, and utilizes KVH’s new TACNAV Moving Map Display (MMD) and its proven Universal Multilingual Display (UMD).

TACNAV Light/GPS is designed specifically to meet the requirements of light military vehicles used for such functions as troop transport and reconnaissance, where 100% situational awareness is vital. The system provides positioning accuracy within 5 meters CEP with valid GPS, and a dead reckon accuracy of 2-3% distance travelled without GPS.

“The TACNAV Light/GPS is an affordable and reliable navigation solution for a wide range of military vehicles today,” says Dan Conway, executive vice president of KVH’s guidance and stabilization group. “It’s particularly useful to have two displays – the MMD with the user-friendly touchscreen for the commander, and the UMD for the driver – providing essential information to keep vehicles on track and soldiers safe.”

The new MMD delivers real-time tactical moving map technology that enables the vehicle’s commander to view vehicle travel; the commander can also create, store, and activate waypoints by utilizing the touchscreen. The vehicle driver relies on KVH’s proven multilingual display, the UMD, for steer-to functionality.

KVH’s TACNAV product line is currently in use by the U.S. Army and Marine Corps, as well as many allied militaries, including Saudi Arabia, Canada, Great Britain, France, Germany, Sweden, Spain, Egypt, Botswana, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Romania, Poland, Turkey, Malaysia, Switzerland, South Korea, Singapore, Brazil, and Italy.

Note to Editors: For more information about KVH’s TACNAV Light/GPS military navigation solution, please visit www.kvh.com/tacnav. High-resolution images of KVH products are available at the KVH Press Room Image Library.

About KVH Industries, Inc.
KVH Industries, Inc. is a premier manufacturer of high-performance sensors and integrated inertial systems for defense and commercial guidance and stabilization applications, having sold more than 19,000 TACNAV systems and more than 100,000 fiber optic gyros. KVH is also a leading provider of solutions that bring global high-speed Internet, television, voice services, and content via satellite to mobile users at sea, on land, and in the air. KVH is based in Middletown, RI, with research, development, and manufacturing operations in Middletown, RI, and Tinley Park, IL. The company’s global presence includes offices in Belgium, Brazil, Cyprus, Denmark, Hong Kong, India, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, the Philippines, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.      

This release may contain certain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements include, for example, statements regarding the functionality, characteristics, quality, and performance of KVH’s products and technology, as well as customer demand, preferences, requirements, and expectations. The actual results could differ materially. Factors that may cause such differences include, among others, uncertainties and risks associated with the delivery or performance of critical hardware; unanticipated declines or changes in customer demand, due to competitive, economic, seasonal, and other factors; delays in customers’ qualification processes for our products; changes in military fielding and equipment requirements; lack of reliable vendors; continued substantial fluctuations in military sales, including to foreign customers; the unpredictability of defense budget priorities as well as the order timing, purchasing schedules, and priorities for defense products, including possible order cancellations; the uncertain impact of potential budget cuts by government customers; and export restrictions, delays in procuring export licenses, and other international risks. These and other risk factors are discussed in more detail in KVH’s most recent Form 10-Q filed with the SEC. KVH does not assume any obligation to update its forward-looking statements to reflect new information or developments.

KVH and TACNAV are registered trademarks of KVH Industries, Inc.


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