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VENTURA COUNTY REVIEW

Advanced Photonix Gets Goodyear Job

October 25, 1994|Jack Searles

Advanced Photonix Inc., a Camarillo producer of photodetector devices and other electronic products, has received an order to provide components of a new B.F. Goodrich system that remotely measures and records the fuel level of aircraft wing tanks.

To operate the system, ground crew members simply aim a pointer at a device inside the tanks. The system eliminates manual operations that can take as long as an hour, Advanced Photonix said.

"This is an example of how defense know-how can be applied in commercial markets," said James W. Ward, the company's president and chief executive.

The initial contract is for $700,000, but add-on orders may increase that amount substantially in the coming year, the firm said.

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