Nufern : Recipient of U.S. Navy's Life of Type Buy Award to Supply Optical Fiber in Support of Modernization of the Trident Missile Guidance System
November 2, 2010
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Nufern: Recipient of U.S. Navy's Life of Type Buy Award to Supply Optical Fiber in Support of Modernization of the Trident Missile Guidance System
EAST GRANBY, CT - September 17, 2010 - Nufern, a leading manufacturer of optical fibers, optical fiber gyroscope coils, fiber lasers and amplifiers, has been selected as the lead optical fiber supplier supporting the modernization and life extension of the U.S. Navy's Trident Missile Guidance System. Nufern has been supplying the fiber for the U.S. Navy Program since March 2009 and has now been awarded a multimillion dollar Life of Type Buy (LOTB) contract to supply several mega-meters of fiber through July 2013.
Nufern has worked with the prime contractors for modernization of the Trident Guidance System, Draper Laboratory, and its inertial sensor subcontractor, Honeywell to develop cost-effective and high-performance optical fibers for fiber optic gyroscopes. Dr. Mansoor Alam, Nufern Trident Fiber program manager, stated: "The award of this contract, which is the largest single award in the Nufern's decade old history, is a testament to the innovative abilities of its scientists, engineers, technicians, and other support staff that was crucial from conceptualization to productization stages and everything in between". He further stated that "The entire Nufern team is pleased to be able to expand its fiber operations here in East Granby to meet the volume demands of this critical program."
Nufern, based in East Granby, CT, is a leading U.S. manufacturer of fiber laser and amplifier modules and specialty optical fibers serving industrial, military/aerospace, medical and telecom applications. Nufern is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rofin-Sinar Technologies Inc., a U.S. company headquartered in Plymouth, MI and Hamburg, Germany. Rofin-Sinar is one of the world's leading developers and manufacturers of high-performance lasers and laser-based solutions with more than 28,000 laser units installed worldwide and more than 3,000 customers. For more information, call toll-free: (866) 466-0214, or visit www.nufern.com.