DRS Technologies Awarded $2 Million Contract to Provide Emergency Avionics Systems for Canadian CP-140 Aircraft.PARSIPPANY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 3, 1998--DRS Technologies, Inc. (ASE (Adaptive Server Enterprise) A relational DBMS from Sybase that runs on Windows NT/2000, Linux and a variety of Unix platforms. ASE is a comprehensive and robust data management product with a long history dating back to the late 1980s. : DRS DRS Drives (street suffix)
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DRS Department of Rehabilitation Services ) announced today that its DRS Flight Safety and Communications unit, based in Carleton Place, Ontario, Canada, has received a $2 million contract award from the Canadian Department of National Defence to supply its new Emergency Avionics Systems (EAS (Electronic Article Surveillance) A security system for preventing theft in retail stores that uses disposable label tags or reusable hard tags attached to the merchandise. ) 3000F to upgrade the capabilities of Canada's CP-140 long-range maritime patrol Maritime patrol is the task of monitoring areas of water. Generally conducted by military and law enforcement agencies, maritime patrol is usually aimed at identifying human activities. aircraft. The EAS-3000F, a fixed-wing version of the EAS-3000 systems built for helicopters, will replace the aircraft's existing flight data acquisition unit, flight data/cockpit voice recorder A digital, handheld device that is used to record short reminders. Very lightweight and typically using AAA batteries, such devices use flash memory to hold up to 100 messages and more. Messages can be retrieved sequentially or by direct access by message number. See microcassette. and emergency locator beacon A generic term for all radio beacons used for emergency locating purposes. See also crash locator beacon; personal locator beacon. . The award is the first for the company in the new EAS-3000F product line.
Over the past three years, DRS has received approximately $8.5 million in new contracts for similar systems in the EAS-3000 product line, which are deployed on international helicopter platforms including Canada's Cormorant cormorant (kôr`mərənt), common name for large aquatic birds, related to the gannet and the pelican, and found chiefly in temperate and tropical regions, usually on the sea but also on inland waters. Search and Rescue helicopters, the United Kingdom's Royal Navy EH-101 Merlin and Royal Air Force Support helicopters, Italy's MMI (Man Machine Interface) See HMI.
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2. (company) MMI - The company which developed the first Programmable Array Logic devices. MMI was bought by AMD. helicopters and Tokyo's Metropolitan Police helicopters. DRS is currently under contract to provide other deployable flight incident recording systems for a number of international commercial and military aircraft applications, including U.S. Navy F/A-18 Hornet The McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) F/A-18 Hornet is a modern all-weather carrier-capable strike fighter jet, designed to attack both ground and aerial targets. Designed in the 1970s for service with the U.S. Navy and U.S. and German Air Force and Navy Tornado aircraft.
Mark S. Newman, chairman, president and chief executive officer of DRS Technologies, commented, "We are pleased to announce the receipt of our first contract award for the new EAS-3000F system, which is the most advanced combination of flight data recorder The flight data recorder (FDR) is a flight recorder used to record specific aircraft performance parameters. A separate device is the cockpit voice recorder (CVR), although some versions (including the original) combine both in one unit. , cockpit voice recorder A Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) is a flight recorder used to record the audio environment in the flightdeck of an aircraft for the purpose of investigation of accidents and incidents. and emergency locator beacon system for fixed-wing aircraft available today. Following the success of similar systems in this line for helicopter applications, DRS is fast becoming the global flight safety system supplier of choice for both military and commercial requirements."
The new EAS-3000F is a modular, deployable beacon system that incorporates advanced data storage technology in a single crash-survivable unit. It was developed specifically as a flight safety system for fixed-wing applications, incorporating the latest technology in deployable aircraft monitoring and data acquisition systems. The system integrates a cockpit voice and flight data recorder with a crash-survivable emergency locator beacon for fast recovery of flight data and an increased success rate for search and rescue teams.
The EAS-3000F is released automatically from the aircraft's outer surface during an incident and immediately emits a locator beacon for recovery by search and rescue teams. In water, the system floats indefinitely. On land, it escapes the intense destructive forces that occur during a crash by separating from the aircraft at the time of impact. The recovered data, which provide detailed information of the events during an incident, are utilized for accident investigation, training, aircraft and avionics design and manufacture, and flight safety procedure development.
The design of the EAS-3000F system is based on more than thirty years of experience in deployable data storage technology for emergency beacons, cockpit voice recorders and flight data recording systems. DRS has supplied over 4,000 similar units worldwide for combat jet, military and commercial transport and rotary-wing aircraft. The recovery rate of these systems exceeds 95 percent of the incidents reported. The retrieval rate of data in recovered systems has been 100 percent.
DRS Technologies provides leading edge products and services to government and commercial markets worldwide. Focused on defense electronics, the company develops and manufactures a broad range of mission critical products, from rugged computers and peripherals to systems and components in the areas of communications, data storage, digital imaging, electro-optics, flight safety and space. The company offers a full complement of technical support and advanced manufacturing services.
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