Congresman Rohrabacher Announces Air Force Contract Worth Over $5.6 Million For Local Company

May 10, 2006
Press Release

Washington, May 10, 2006 - Today Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach) was pleased to announce that Irvine Sensors Corporation, located in Costa Mesa, California, was awarded a $5,618,864 contract by the United States Air Force.

"Irvine Sensors has a long history of contributing to our national defense and military capabilities," said Rep. Rohrabacher. "Congratulations on winning this contract and continuing to support our military community through the advancement of sensor technology."

The objective of the Cognitive Sensor System for Robotic and Unattended Platforms program is to develop the front-end of a cognitive sensor system with limited size, weight and power that transforms data of an imaging sensor suite into communicable knowledge.

John Carson, Irvine Sensors CEO said, “We have been laying the groundwork for the development of truly cognitive systems…namely those that can approximate human processes of perceiving, recognizing and verbally communicating…for our entire corporate history. It is extremely gratifying to see this focus mature to the level where it is being formalized as an explicit development goal by government sponsors. The successful achievement of this goal will have far-reaching consequences in both military and commercial arenas.”

Irvine Sensors Corporation (NASDAQ: IRSN) founded in 1980 and headquartered in Costa Mesa, California, is a vision systems company engaged in the development and sale of miniaturized infrared and electro-optical cameras, image processors and stacked chip assemblies, the manufacture and sale of optical systems and equipment for military applications through its Optex subsidiary and research and development related to high density electronics, miniaturized sensors, optical interconnection technology, high speed network security, image processing and low-power analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits for diverse systems applications.