Navy orders more color plasma displays

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., March 25 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy has awarded a follow-on contract to Orbit International Corp. to manufacture its Color Plasma Entry Panels for naval consoles.

U.S. company Orbit said its electronics group was awarded the follow-on contract from the Naval Inventory Control Point in Pennsylvania. The contract, worth approximately $300,000, is for Orbit to manufacture its Color Plasma Entry Panel display technologies to replace outdated displays and upgrade UYQ-21 naval consoles.


The Color PEP was designed by Orbit to offer a low-cost display technology to enhance the capabilities and functionality of all U.S. and foreign fleet service UYQ-21 consoles in cruisers, destroyers and fleet carriers.

"Since all of the UYQ-21 consoles currently onboard each ship will remain operational, the replacement initiative of providing more technology for less dollars is clearly aligned with the policies announced by the current administration," Dennis Sunshine, Orbit president and chief executive, said in a statement.

"Since the Color PEP replacement of the critical yet aging existing plasma entry panels is now available at a low-cost, enhanced solution, our company has the potential to replace these older units for the navies of the United States, Spain and Japan."


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