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Military | Force Protection

Leidos and AT&T transforming DoD Information Network to a software-designed enterprise

RESTON, VA June 26, 2017 Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), a FORTUNE 500® science and technology company, will help the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) automate virtual private networking services in support of our nation's defense.

DISA awarded a Task Order to Leidos to help it take the first key steps toward transforming the Department of Defense Information Network (DoDIN) to a software-defined network.

DISA's goal is a software-defined enterprise. A software-defined enterprise supports a high degree of automation and synchronization across networking, hosting and related IT systems. It is more flexible, agile, and highly secure. It can help warfighters achieve their missions more effectively.

Leidos and team member AT&T* will engineer and deliver software-defined networking controller technology into the DoDIN backbone. The solution uses an open framework developed by AT&T that supports the automation of network services. It is a critical foundation for a complete software-defined enterprise.

"We're excited to support DISA in this initial implementation of software-defined networking," said Dr. Daniel Voce, Leidos senior vice president, Enterprise Cyber and Solutions. "The technology has significant promise and this is a good initial step to transforming the DoDIN to be more flexible, secure, dynamic, and resilient for the warfighter."

"Software defined networking is changing how enterprises connect and conduct their business," said Anthony Robbins, Vice President-Defense, AT&T Global Public Sector. "We're proud to work with Leidos to help DISA evolve its network in support of the defense of our great nation."

*About AT&T 
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) helps millions around the globe connect with leading entertainment, business, mobile and high speed internet services. We offer the nation's best data network** and the best global coverage of any U.S. wireless provider. We're one of the world's largest providers of pay TV. We have TV customers in the U.S. and 11 Latin American countries. Nearly 3.5 million companies, from small to large businesses around the globe, turn to AT&T for our highly secure smart solutions. 

AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc. Additional information about AT&T products and services is available at about.att.com. Follow our news on Twitter at @ATT, on Facebook at facebook.com/att and on YouTube at youtube.com/att.

About Leidos 

Leidos is a FORTUNE 500®  science and technology solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 32,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $7.04 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2016. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.

LRAD receives orders for acoustic hailing devices valued at more than $1M


SAN DIEGO, CA June 27, 2017 LRAD Corporation (NASDAQ: LRAD), the world’s leading provider of acoustic hailing devices (“AHDs”) and advanced mass notification systems, today announced the receipt of multiple international AHD orders. The Company received orders totaling over $1.0 million, including: 

  • Additional LRAD 1000X systems for wildlife preservation at a Canadian mining site;
  • LRAD 1000Xi systems for an Eastern European National Guard;
  • LRAD 500X systems for installation on armored vehicles in the Middle East; and,
  • LRAD 500X systems to an Asian Pacific military organization for vehicle-mounted airbase security.

“These orders add to our strong international business trend where AHD and mass notification shipments account for over 70% of fiscal year-to-date revenue,” remarked Richard S. Danforth, Chief Executive Officer of LRAD Corporation. “International markets represent a large opportunity for LRAD. With the recent addition of a business development professional in Germany, we continue to invest in growing our business throughout the world.” 

The U.S. Military's AHD of choice, the LRAD 500X provides defense, homeland security, and law enforcement personnel unparalleled long-range communication and safe, scalable escalation of force. Please click here to learn more about the LRAD 500X

The LRAD 1000Xi features an extended frequency range to broadcast attention-commanding voice messages and deterrent tones out to 3,000 meters to hail and warn, determine intent, create large standoff zones, and safely initiate and scale force responses. Please click here to learn more about the LRAD 1000Xi

About LRAD CorporationUsing advanced technology and superior voice intelligibility, LRAD Corporation’s proprietary Long Range Acoustic Devices® and revolutionary ONE VOICE® mass notification systems are designed to enable users to safely hail and warn, inform and direct, prevent misunderstandings, determine intent, establish large safety zones, resolve uncertain situations, and save lives. LRAD systems are in service in more than 70 countries around the world in diverse applications including mass notification and public address, fixed and mobile defense deployments, homeland, border, critical infrastructure, maritime, oil & gas, and port security, public safety, law enforcement and emergency responder communications, asset protection, and wildlife control and preservation. For more information, please visit www.LRAD.com.

Raytheon restarts Standard Missile-2 production after four allies agree to $650M contract

TUCSON, AZ June 21, 2017 Due to global demand, Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has restarted its Standard Missile-2 production line to meet the needs of four international customers who aligned requirements and pooled resources to make a 'bundle' purchase through foreign military sales.

The Netherlands, Japan, Australia and South Korea are purchasing SM-2 under this new contact.  The missile defends navies against anti-ship missiles and aircraft out to 90 nautical miles and an altitude of 65,000 feet. SM-2 has an extensive flight test history with more than 2,700 successful live firings. 

"For many of our allies, SM-2 is the backbone of their fleet defense, but in 2013, we simply didn't have the international orders necessary to keep the production line going," said Dr. Taylor W. Lawrence, president of Raytheon Missile Systems. "That's changed now, and we'll continue producing SM-2s well beyond 2035."

New deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2020 and will include more than 280 SM-2 Block IIIA and IIIB missiles. Raytheon and the U.S. Navy are using the restart as an opportunity to modernize production and testing processes inside the SM-2 factory.

SM-2 international customers include: Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Spain and Taiwan.

About Raytheon
Raytheon Company, with 2016 sales of $24 billion and 63,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 95 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5ITM products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. Follow us on Twitter.

AUDS counter-UAV system selected by Spanish Defense Ministry

CAMBRIDGE, England June 21, 2017 The Spanish Defence Ministry (Ministerio de Defensa) has selected the AUDS counter-UAV system to protect critical assets and personnel from the growing threat posed by malicious unmanned aircraft systems or drones. The contract, awarded through Blighter's representative in Spain CIAC, is estimated to be worth around €2 million.

The AUDS detect-track-identify-defeat counter-drone system was developed in 2015 by a consortium of UK defence companies, including Blighter Surveillance Systems, Chess Dynamics and Enterprise Control Systems.

The AUDS system is the only mission-deployed fully-integrated, military grade counter-UAS system on the market. It was selected by the Spanish Defence Ministry after careful market research and extensive field trials.

Mark Radford, CEO, Blighter Surveillance Systems, said: "We are delighted to have secured yet another sale of our strategic counter-UAV system. This contract with the Spanish military follows the successful mission deployment of multiple AUDS systems by United States' forces in 2016."

"AUDS is fully developed so we have been able to meet the Spanish Defence Ministry's rapid delivery timescale," added Mark Radford. "The systems were shipped in late May 2017 for immediate deployment following operator training."

The AUDS team has now carried out 1,500+ drone sorties and tested against 60+ types of drone, including fixed wing and quadcopters.

The AUDS system can detect, track, identify and defeat a drone in approximately 15 seconds at a range of up to 10 km or six miles. AUDS detects a drone using the electronic scanning micro-Doppler radar, tracks it using precision infrared and daylight cameras and advanced video tracking software before using a non-kinetic radio frequency (RF) inhibitor to defeat the drone.

Using AUDS, the operator can effectively take control of a drone and force a safe landing. The AUDS system is military grade, designed and proven to operate in harsh environments. It works in all weather, day or night and the disruption is flexible, proportional and operator controlled.

AUDS is positioned at the strategic end of the UAS countermeasures market for use by government agencies, the police and military to protect high value critical national infrastructure and personnel or strategically important sites/events. These include nuclear power stations, borders, political, sporting or VIP events, airports and airbases.

For more information about AUDS and other products from Blighter Surveillance Systems, please visit http://www.blighter.com, telephone +44-1223-491122 or email [email protected].

A promotional video of the AUDS system can be seen here:


About Blighter Surveillance Systems Ltd (http://www.blighter.com)

Blighter Surveillance Systems Ltd is an independent electronic-scanning radar and sensor solution provider. It delivers an integrated multi-sensor package to systems integrators comprising the Blighter e-scan radars, cameras, thermal imagers, trackers and software solutions. Blighter radars combine patented solid-state Passive Electronically Scanned Array (PESA) technology - utilising digital beamforming (DBF) on transmit and receive - with advanced Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) and Doppler processing to provide a robust and persistent surveillance capability and an unmatched combination of high reliability, accuracy and performance with a low cost of ownership. Products are manufactured under a BS EN ISO 9001:2008 certified management system. Blighter Surveillance Systems Ltd is based at Great Chesterford on the outskirts of Cambridge, England.

Elbit Systems of America celebrates 25th anniversary


FORT WORTH, TX June 21, 2017 Elbit Systems of America, LLC announces its 25-year anniversary as a leading provider of advanced technology products, system solutions, and support services for the defense, homeland security, commercial aviation, and medical instrumentation markets.

"We are an American company that helps keep America safe," said Raanan Horowitz, Elbit Systems of America president and chief executive officer. "Our customers are the reason behind our mission to deliver innovative solutions that help protect and save lives. Our employees are proud of the work they do and its importance to our nation."  

The original company was incorporated in the State of Delaware in 1992. In early 1993, the company started operating in Fort Worth, Texas, after purchasing a manufacturing plant from another defense contractor. Operations in Fort Worth began with 170 employees, one key customer and one key program supporting the U.S. Air Force's F-16 aircraft.

Over the years, Elbit Systems of America grew to nearly 1,800 employees. It acquired six wholly owned subsidiaries to become an industry leader in aircraft helmet mounted display technologies, night vision systems, precision guided seekers, and laser targeting systems. The company is also a systems integrator for border security technology, a pioneer in commercial aviation enhanced vision systems, a provider of sustainment and support solutions for military aircraft and ground vehicles, and an innovator of medical instrumentation equipment. Through its broad business base and extensive network of American suppliers, Elbit Systems of America has contributed billions of dollars -- and thousands of jobs -- to our nation's economy in the past 25 years.

Elbit Systems of America currently operates from eight major locations across the United States. It remains headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, in the same building it purchased in 1993. Elbit Systems of America is a wholly owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT and TASE: ESLT), a global high-technology company engaged in a wide range of programs for innovative defense and commercial applications. Elbit Systems Ltd celebrated its 50th anniversary earlier this year.

Elbit Systems of America actively invests in future innovators through STEM education and Team America Rocketry Challenge. The company is a national sponsor for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, raising awareness and funds for groundbreaking cancer research. Employees across the company also volunteer their personal time to support local foodbanks, family shelters, children programs, and animal rescue.

"As we mark this 25-year milestone, we recommit ourselves to providing our customers with nothing short of our very best," said Horowitz. "Our customers depend upon us to help their mission of keeping America safe."

To learn more about the company's history and its focus on protecting and saving lives, visit http://www.ElbitAmerica.com.

About Elbit Systems of America, LLC  

Elbit Systems of America is a leading provider of high performance products, system solutions, and support services focusing on the defense, homeland security, commercial aviation, and medical instrumentation markets. With facilities throughout the United States, Elbit Systems of America is dedicated to supporting those who contribute daily to the safety and security of the United States. Elbit Systems of America, LLC is wholly owned by Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT and TASE: ESLT), a global high technology company engaged in a wide range of programs for innovative defense and commercial applications. For additional information, visit: http://www.elbitsystems-us.com or follow us on Twitter.

About Elbit Systems  

Elbit Systems Ltd. is an international high technology company engaged in a wide range of defense, homeland security and commercial programs throughout the world. The Company, which includes Elbit Systems and its subsidiaries, operates in the areas of aerospace, land and naval systems, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance ("C4ISR"), unmanned aircraft systems, advanced electro-optics, electro-optic space systems, EW suites, signal intelligence systems, data links and communications systems, radios and cyber-based systems. The Company also focuses on the upgrading of existing platforms, developing new technologies for defense, homeland security and commercial applications and providing a range of support services, including training and simulation systems.

Canon subsidiary supplies mobile digital x-ray systems to Army, Marines

MELVILLE, NY June 19, 2017 When detecting and diagnosing injuries in the theater of war, two critical factors are time and accuracy. In response to these needs, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that the United States Department of Defense purchased from Virtual Imaging, Inc., a Canon company, over one hundred RadPRO1 SOLTUS 100M Mobile Digital X-Ray Systems (also referred to as the "Portable Digital Radiography System") for use by the United States Army. Offering high-resolution images through the inclusion of Canon Digital Radiography (DR) technology, the SOLTUS 100M Systems will provide deployed medical, special operations and mortuary affairs military units with a system that has received cybersecurity certification for the Risk Management Framework program of the United States Department of Defense and that is small and lightweight. Additionally, the Department of Defense has placed an order for SOLTUS 100M Systems for use by the United States Marine Corps, in an effort to standardize the healthcare system to help facilitate collaboration among trainers, operators and device maintainers throughout the military.

"In the ever-present life-or-death situations of the battlefield, it is vital that medical technicians have the tools that they need to make a diagnosis as soon as possible," said Tsuneo Imai, vice president and general manager, Healthcare Solutions Division, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. and President, Virtual Imaging, Inc. "With its compact footprint, the RadPRO SOLTUS 100M System can be rapidly transported so that x-rays can be processed when they're needed the most with the quality that is to be expected from Canon Digital Radiography (DR) technology."

The decision to acquire the SOLTUS 100M Systems came as the Department of Defense was looking to upgrade from their previous aging devices. The Army has reported that it previously utilized a separate x-ray generator and a reader system, both of which are combined in the lightweight SOLTUS 100M System. The Army also reported that the size and weight of the SOLTUS 100M System will allow the Army to reduce shipping weight by approximately 60 pounds per System and also reduce the number of containers needed to ship. Another reason why the Department of the Defense decided to invest in the Systems is due to the technical support provided by Virtual Imaging.

"When we were looking to upgrade our imaging technology, we were looking for a system that would help us respond to emergencies in the field with speed and efficiency," said Diego Gomez-Morales, biomedical equipment specialist, United States Army Medical Materiel Agency (USAMMA). "The Portable Digital Radiography System (RadPRO SOLTUS System) met the essential characteristics of our requirements, including being easy to transport and able to provide us with high-quality images with a fast turnaround time--two elements that are crucial for military medical units. This new imaging system will help us reduce our operations cost, improve logistics and, most importantly, help save lives."

The RadPRO SOLTUS 100M Mobile Digital X-Ray System folds into a condensed configuration to allow for easy transportation and storage for instant x-ray imaging, making it an ideal fit for military field use. The System allows for short exposure times and fast image acquisition, featuring an intuitive user-friendly touch screen, manual collimator, and Canon CXDI -501G Digital Radiography (DR) System. When in use, the unit is powered with a 20-foot line-in cable for easy connectivity and exposures are handled by a 10-foot hand switch. Included with the System is a laptop that is designed to withstand many of the harsh elements experienced in the field. The SOLTUS 100M Systems purchased by the military will be covered by 24/7 technical support, with support being provided by Virtual Imaging during its standard business hours and after-hours coverage being provided by the award-winning Canon Information Technology Services (CITS).

For more information about radiography solutions from Virtual Imaging, please visit https://www.usa.canon.com/dr.

To read the Army's announcement on this acquisition, please visit https://www.army.mil/article/185780/army_modernizes_portable_battlefield_radiography_system.

About Virtual Imaging, Inc.

Virtual Imaging, Inc., a Canon company, combines unmatched experience, extensive resources and broad business functions. Virtual Imaging collaborates with large complex hospitals, imaging centers, private physician offices and government organizations to support them in becoming efficient, high-performance healthcare providers and professionals with the latest in digital radiography technology. Virtual Imaging assists in the forward advancement of its clients, from strategic planning to day-to-day operations, with commitment to providing products and services for diagnostic equipment, imaging solutions and digital flat panel technology. In addition to healthcare organizations, Virtual Imaging also provides solutions to the U.S. veterinary sector and to the security industry – a field deployable radiography system for military use and a full-body security screening system to help address certain security needs of jails, prisons and other high-security environments.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean markets. With approximately $29 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE: CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2016.† Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes in the United States. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured LEED® Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA.

Raytheon working on a compact version of Multi-Spectral Targeting System

PARIS-LE BOURGET June 19, 2017 Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) is developing a smaller, lightweight version of its Multi-Spectral Targeting System™. The Compact MTS, a 12 inch turret weighing less than 60 pounds, is designed for exportability and will deliver best in class electro-optical and infrared sensing performance.

MTS sensors provide detailed intelligence data from the visual and infrared spectra in the form of high definition full motion video. The new compact version has the same imaging and targeting capabilities that have made the MTS product family, including MTS-A, MTS-B, MTS-C and MTS-D (AN/DAS-4), the sensor of choice for U.S. military imaging and targeting systems:

high definition sensors covering the spectral bands from visible to long wave infrared

diode pump laser designator/rangefinder

laser target marker

automated bore sight alignment

three mode target tracker

automated moving target acquisition

built in provisions for future growth

"The Compact MTS delivers capabilities of sensors nearly twice its size at half the weight, making it ideally suited for platforms where space is at premium," said Roy Azevedo, vice president of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Systems at Raytheon's Space and Airborne Systems. "We've taken more than 4 million combat flight hours of experience and packed them into a compact turret."

Raytheon has delivered more than 3,000 MTS systems on a wide range of platforms, including: remotely piloted aircraft like the MQ-9 Reaper, helicopters like the MH-60 Seahawk and fixed-wing aircraft like C-130J Hercules. MTS delivers superior performance and reliability at the lowest life-cycle cost.

About Raytheon

Raytheon Company, with 2016 sales of $24 billion and 63,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 95 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5I™ products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. Follow us on Twitter.


Engility wins $42M Air Force contract to conduct risk assessments on space systems


CHANTILLY, VA June 15, 2017 Engility (NYSE: EGL) won a $42 million task order from the U.S. Air Force to advise and assist their Space and Missile Systems Engineering Directorate at Los Angeles Air Force Base to ensure their space and launch vehicles are mission ready. Engility engineers will conduct independent readiness reviews to help with technical analysis and risk assessment.

“This new win deepens our partnership with the Space and Missile Systems Center and Air Force Space Command,” said Engility CEO Lynn Dugle. “Our team will deliver in-depth domain knowledge and systems expertise to help the Air Force enhance the safety and performance of space vehicles.”

While conducting independent readiness reviews, the Engility team will provide technical analysis and risk assessments in a variety of areas such as reviewing and verifying space systems, ground systems and launch systems. These review areas include software, avionics, electrical, propulsion, structure and mechanical systems. The team’s tasks will help ensure analyzed systems are built properly and will perform reliably over the entire mission lifespan.

Engility was awarded the firm-fixed-price task order under the General Services Administration's One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract in the second quarter of 2017.

About Engility
Engility (NYSE: EGL) is engineered to make a difference. Built on six decades of heritage, Engility is a leading provider of integrated solutions and services, supporting U.S. government customers in the defense, federal civilian, intelligence and space communities. Our innovative, highly technical solutions and engineering capabilities address diverse client missions. We draw upon our team’s intimate understanding of customer needs, deep domain expertise and technical skills to help solve our nation’s toughest challenges. Headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia, and with offices around the world, Engility’s array of specialized technical service offerings include high-performance computing, cybersecurity, enterprise modernization and systems engineering. To learn more about Engility, please visit www.engilitycorp.com and connect with us on FacebookLinkedIn and Twitter.

Armortek develops water cannon truck for U.N. peacekeeper troops

VAN ALSTYNE, TX June 15, 2017 Armortek Custom Armored Cars has created and perfected their special multi-purpose riot control trucks for security forces, police forces, and hot zones. The crown of this line-up of products is there highly customizable Skid Mounted Riot Control Water Cannon truck, known as an SRC truck or Water Cannon Truck.

Skid Mounted Riot Control trucks (SRC Trucks) are custom built to be deployed in hot zones around the world. SRC trucks take a standard truck body that we custom heavily armor front to back to protect the security forces using them. Our most common customization is to add a riot suppressing high capacity water cannon to the truck. The large capacity water tank is mounted on a removable skid in the bed of the truck so that it can be used inside the truck, quickly deployed in a hot zone for standalone usage, or to be easily replaced with other skid mounted devices. The controls of the truck and the water cannon are all easily managed by one driver if need be, however the truck has space for personnel transport and extra security forces. This represents a highly economical approach to both personnel transport, armor protection, and riot control.

Armortek Custom Armored Cars has created this SRC truck design to specifically address the increasing need of controlling crowds in hot zones around the world. The world is fast becoming a more dangerous place. Riots and protesting crowds are becoming more common place. Keeping crowds under control is a critical part of the design that brings an economical and highly functioning truck to the front lines for our security and police forces around the world. We keep the design simple, functional, and economical. However, as with all of our custom built armored vehicles, we can add any number of enhancements and add-ons to provide the necessary features desired by our customers including: oil slicks, tack drop, radio jamming equipment, gun ports, and the list goes on.

Mr. Clint Murphy, the owner, says “These new SRC (Skid Mounted Riot Control) Trucks provide highly portable and economical solutions for common riot suppression control devices such as water cannons, and package it in an armored truck to protect all those involved in securing hot zones and riot areas. Putting them on a removable skid means the truck can drop these items in hot zone areas, or operate them from within the truck. We already have orders processed for the U.N. and we are aggressively pricing these trucks to attract interest from police and security forces from around the world.”

About Armortek: Established in 1978, Armortek Custom Armored Cars is the second oldest armored luxury car manufacturer in the United States. We also supply quality armored vehicles for commercial and law-enforcement use. Since the company's founding, Armortek's reputation for superior security has spread around the word. We've supplied vehicles to customers in Asia, Europe, Mexico, Central and South America, and throughout North America. We do all of our own work in-house in our facility in north Texas, USA.

Armortek Custom Armored Cars is the only company that armors private and luxury cars, commercial vans and trucks, and law-enforcement vehicles. We are uniquely qualified to meet all your security needs and we are committed to providing you with a custom design that is the most efficient, highly cost-effective and the safest way to armor your vehicle. Life is valuable, and we're committed to keeping you, your family, and your colleagues safe from attacks and other dangers on the roads. At Armortek Custom Armored Cars we pride ourselves in providing all facets of vehicle and private armoring products Worldwide.

Visit us at https://www.armortek.com to learn more about this story and our products.

Crystal Group to showcase rugged computers at German autonomous vehicle conference

HIAWATHA, IA June 16, 2017 Crystal Group, a leading designer/manufacturer of rugged computer hardware, will showcase industry leading rugged servers, storage, networking and embedded systems for assisted- and self-driving vehicles at the Autonomous Vehicle Technology World EXPO, June 20-22, 2017 at booth AV5015 in Messe Stuttgart, Germany.

Crystal Group manufactures innovative and proven rugged technologies for reliable computing in volatile environments – where traditional off-the-shelf computer hardware cannot withstand the shock, vibrations and extreme temperatures found in a variety of driving conditions.

Crystal Group's rugged computer hardware solutions for autonomous driving systems are designed for vehicle data acquisition and system management associated with self-driving vehicle development, testing, driving and navigation.

Autonomous vehicle system designers and engineers visiting booth AV5015 will see Crystal Group's latest solutions for autonomous passenger cars, trucks, industrial vehicles, buses and coaches – including the:

RE1312 Rugged Embedded Computer features a 1U compact carbon fiber composition construction for low SWaP and powerful Dual or Quad Core i7 CPU options or 6 cores Xeon-D. The RE1312 Rugged Embedded Computer operates over a wide temperature range from -40°C to 60°C and with 18V to 36V DC input. A tough carbon fiber composite frame serves simultaneously as the entire system's structural backbone and EMI shield.

RS363S15F Rugged 3U Server is powered by Intel® processors, and provides high- performance computing and high capacity data storage in a small size, weight, and power (SWaP) package with a depth under 15 inches (38.1 cm) to fit virtually any space. Several major automotive manufacturers have already selected and customized this rugged, safe, and reliable server for use in autonomous vehicles.

About Crystal Group Inc.

Crystal Group Inc., an employee-owned small business located in Hiawatha, Iowa, USA, is a technology innovation leader specializing in both custom and COTS products for defense, government and industrial markets since 1987. Crystal Group designs and manufactures installation-ready rugged servers, displays, networking devices, embedded systems, power supplies and storage devices that fit critical applications in demanding environmental conditions.

The company is certified to quality management standards AS9100C:2009 and ISO 9001:2008. Crystal Group products meet and exceed MIL-STDs 810, 167-1, 461, MIL-S-901, IEEE and IEC industrial standards. Additionally, the company offers integration services, configuration management, product life-cycle planning and 5+ year warranties.




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