LONGMONT, Colo., June 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Mountain Secure Systems (MSS), a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries (PSI) and leading supplier of rugged electronic solutions, announced today that it has been awarded a two-year development and production contract from DRS Technologies, Inc. to provide ruggedized video management units (VMUs).
The rugged VMU from MSS is a 3U VPX system comprised of several single board computers, high definition (HD) frame grabber cards, graphical processor units, and other I/O modules. It will provide computing resources for the primary Operator's Control Station (OCS) on the Surveillance and Battlefield Reconnaissance Equipment (SABRE) system from DRS Technologies, Inc.
The SABRE system from DRS is a highly modular sensor suite that integrates radar, thermal imaging, and laser systems on a stabilized mast and is compatible with any type of battle command network. It provides scouts, forward observers, and tactical air controllers with the ability to perform reconnaissance and targeting at extended ranges. The system facilitates operations while hidden or on the move in rugged environments, share targeting data from multiple sensors across battle command networks. The SABRE system was updated to accommodate the Canadian Army Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) Surveillance Program.
"Mountain Secure Systems is proud to work with DRS Technologies on this important program," said Ken Dickson, general manager of Mountain Secure Systems. "Our rugged VMUs will integrate with the updated SABRE system from DRS Technologies to form a world-class surveillance and reconnaissance solution."
MSS also offers in-flight entertainment (IFE) solutions for the commercial aircraft market, as well as legacy interface conversion solutions for customers in the aerospace and defense industries. In addition, MSS provides outdoor wireless network solutions for video, voice and data applications.
About Mountain Secure Systems
Mountain Secure Systems (MSS), a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries, Inc. (PSI), is a leading supplier of rugged electronics and legacy interface conversion solutions to the aerospace and defense industries, as well as in-flight entertainment solutions for commercial aircraft. In addition, MSS offers outdoor wireless network solutions for video, voice and data applications. Our quality, American-made products are built to withstand the harshest elements of land, sea, air and space.
About Phillips Service Industries, Inc. (www.psi-online.com)
Established in 1967, Phillips Service Industries, Inc. (PSI) is a privately-held global manufacturing and services holding company, which oversees a diverse collection of innovative subsidiaries: Beaver Aerospace & Defense, Inc., Evana Automation Specialists, Mountain Secure Systems, POWERTHRU, PSI Repair Services, Inc., PSI Semicon Services, Sciaky, Inc., and Skytronics, Inc. We serve a wide range of high-tech industries like aerospace, defense, automotive, alternative energy, healthcare, security and semiconductor. Our award-winning products and services help reduce costs and maximize efficiency for many Fortune 500 companies around the globe, as well as the U.S. Military. We push the boundaries of technology on critical programs like Homeland Security, Defense research and space exploration, delivering innovative solutions for land, sea, air and space. We're PSI: Always innovating. Everywhere.™
About DRS Technologies
DRS Technologies is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide and is a two-time recipient of the Defense Security Service Award for Excellence in Counterintelligence as well as three James S. Cogswell Awards for Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Finmeccanica SpA, which employs approximately 70,000 people worldwide.
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