updated 4/21/2011 7:46:30 AM ET 2011-04-21T11:46:30

MIDDLETOWN, R.I., April 21, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems named KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq:KVHI) one of its elite suppliers and a recipient of the 2010 Five Star Supplier Excellence Award. KVH was one of only 14 companies out of more than 12,000 to be presented with the coveted Five Star Award, the highest honor that can be achieved by a Raytheon IDS supplier and only after achieving 100% on-time delivery, providing product with a 100% quality record, and implementing a robust internal improvement program.

"We are tremendously gratified to have earned this recognition for excellence from Raytheon IDS," says Jeff Brunner, KVH's vice president of operations for guidance and stabilization products. "To have achieved the level of performance and quality needed to be a Five Star Award winner requires a dedicated team effort on the part of everyone at KVH as well as our partners in the Raytheon quality and procurement office. Earning this award is a reflection of our commitment to our ISO-certified quality system, our robust continual improvement process, and our dedication to providing superior products that will help U.S. and allied servicemen and women carry out their missions effectively, efficiently, and safely."

KVH works closely with Raytheon as a supplier for fiber optic gyro sensors as well as fully integrated inertial measurement units (IMUs) like the KVH TG-6000. The TG-6000 IMU precisely measures both rate and acceleration in three axes, critical for the navigation of a torpedo or other platforms. The IMU employs a three-axis configuration of KVH's FOGs, which offer an all-fiber design and patented Digital Signal Processing (DSP) for high reliability, superior accuracy and performance, and exceptional vibration, shock, and acceleration survivability. The integrated IMU provides outstanding performance, high reliability, low maintenance, and easy system integration ideal for use in a wide range of applications, including manned and unmanned vehicle navigation and guidance systems for aerial and underwater vehicles.

Please visit http://www.fiberopticgyro.com for complete details regarding KVH's family of fiber optic gyros, inertial measurement systems, and inertial navigation systems for military and commercial applications.

Note to Editors: High-resolution, press-ready images of the TG-6000 and other KVH fiber optic gyro products are available at http://press.kvh.com for download and editorial use.

About KVH Industries, Inc.

KVH Industries is a leading manufacturer of solutions that provide global high-speed Internet, television and voice services via satellite to mobile users at sea, on land, and in the air. KVH is also a premier manufacturer of high performance sensors and integrated inertial systems for defense and commercial guidance and stabilization applications. The company is based in Middletown, RI, with facilities in Illinois, Denmark, Norway, and Singapore.

KVH is a registered trademark of KVH Industries, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective companies.

CONTACT: Chris Watson
         KVH Industries
         401-845-8138
         cwatson@kvh.com

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