RSL Fiber Systems to Provide Remote Source Lighting for Italian Navy Warships

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Contract with Italian Shipbuilder Fincantieri Covers Six FREMM Class Frigates

EAST HARTFORD, CT (April 11, 2011) – RSL Fiber Systems, LLC has added yet another major distinction to its rapidly-increasing portfolio of achievements, securing its first international defense contract, with Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri, to supply fiber optic remote source lighting systems for the Italian Navy’s new FREMM class frigates, currently under construction.

The contract, for the first six of an anticipated 10 FREMM (Fregata Europea Multi-Missione) anti-submarine warfare and general purpose frigates, is RSL’s first non-U.S. Navy agreement. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The deal bolsters RSL’s reputation in the defense industry as a premier provider of innovative shipboard lighting solutions for the world’s most sophisticated warships, and comes on the heels of two notable accolades in the last six months: In October, the company was recognized by the Connecticut Technology Council and Marcum LLP as Connecticut’s leading advanced manufacturer in revenue growth. In February, RSL was presented with the 2010 North American Technology Innovation of the Year Award in Remote Source Lighting by internationally-renowned global research leader Frost & Sullivan.

“We are extremely excited to be chosen by Fincantieri, one of the world’s largest designers and builders of merchant and naval vessels, for this leading-edge work,” said RSL Chief Executive Officer/Chief Technology Officer Giovanni Tomasi. “The FREMM frigate will be a world-class warship, and our role in its development opens up numerous opportunities for RSL with the Italian Tech sector and far beyond.”

A division of Skyler Technologies Group, RSL Fiber Systems provides advanced lighting solutions and integrated illumination systems for military and commercial applications. RSL fiber optic technology illuminates U.S. Navy warships including the LPD 17 class, the experimental craft “Sea Fighter,” and the Navy’s newest advanced destroyer, the DDG 1000, currently under construction. The company is also developing illumination systems and solutions for such diverse commercial applications as mining, refineries, offshore oil exploration, first responders/homeland security, and renewable energy.

The company’s core technology, remote source lighting, provides safe, low-maintenance, high-performance illumination uniquely by utilizing its proprietary, high-efficiency optical fiber to deliver light safely and effectively over extended distances to critical or hazardous locations.
 

Source: RSL Fiber Systems

Maritime Reporter May 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Contracts

Kintetsu World Express Acquires NOL's APL Logistics Shares

Neptune Orient Lines Limited (“NOL”) is pleased to announce that it has today completed the sale of its logistics business, APL Logistics Ltd (“APLL”), to Kintetsu World Express, Inc.

Unicom Selects the Ecochlor BWTS for 10 Tankers

Ecochlor, Inc. announced that Unicom Management Services (Cyprus) Ltd. (Unicom), acting for SCF Group, signed a 10-vessel agreement for the Ecochlor Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS) in Limassol,

Kongsberg Contracted to Support FLNG Conversion

Kongsberg Maritime secures position in the LNG market with electrical and automation contract for Golar Hilli FLNG   Keppel Shipyard in Singapore and Black & Veatch in the U.

Navy

USS Montpelier Modernization Contract for General Dynamics

The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $46.4 million contract for planning efforts in support of maintenance and modernization work on USS Montpelier,

Adm. Swift Takes Command of Pacific Fleet

Adm. Scott H. Swift returned to his home state and relieved Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr. as commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet during a change of command ceremony on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam,

Germany Looking to Dock Submarine Deal with India

The German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen is visiting India lobbying for the purchase of German Stealth Submarines and European military hardware, say local media.

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Repair Ship Simulators Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1693 sec (6 req/sec)