SOURCE: RSL Fiber Systems

RSL Fiber Systems

November 23, 2009 09:15 ET

RSL Fiber Systems, LLC Honored to Be on Board Symbolic USS New York

EAST HARTFORD, CT--(Marketwire - November 23, 2009) - RSL Fiber Systems, LLC (RSLFS) is proud to announce their presence aboard the USS New York. The LPD 21 amphibious Landing Platform Dock ship is revered for being constructed using 7.5 tons of steel from the World Trade Center that was salvaged after the attacks on September 11, 2001. The ship's name is a tribute to the sacrifices made by New Yorkers and is symbolic of strength and resilience. RSL Fiber Systems, LLC manufactured the signal and navigation lights used on board the vessel.

The ship was constructed by Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding (NGSB) in Avondale, Louisiana and arrived in New York City on November 2nd, 2009. At 8:00 AM that morning, the future USS NEW YORK came to a standstill across from the World Trade Center site and delivered a 21-gun salute. Present to return the salute were members of the Fire Department of New York, the New York Police Department, Port Authority Police, members of the families of 9/11 victims, veterans and the general public. The USS New York was commissioned on November 7th, 2009 at the Intrepid Museum Pier 88 South, Pier 86 North in New York City. More information about the ship can be found at

RSL Fiber Systems, a subsidiary of Skyler Technologies Group, Inc., is located at the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) Regional Innovation Center in East Hartford,CT. Since2001, RSL Fiber Systems has been developing remote source lighting technology, components, and systems. RSL Fiber Systems has been selected to provide remote source lighting and the lighting control systems to the US Navy for shipboard use on the LPD 17 class, the Navy Experimental Craft "Seafighter," and the DDG 1000 class ships. RSL Fiber Systems is focusing on the continued development and sales of remote source lighting and advanced lighting technologies for both the military/government and the commercial markets.