VT Miltope and the U.S. Army Roll Out the Maintenance Support Device- Version 3 (MSD-V3)

Mar 21, 2011, 10:34 ET from VT Miltope

HOPE HULL, Ala., March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- VT Miltope, a company of VT Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), recently hosted a Rollout Ceremony for the U.S. Army's At-Platform Automatic Test Systems (APATS) Integrated Family of Test Equipment (IFTE) Maintenance Support Device-Version 3 (MSD-V3) program at its company headquarters in Hope Hull, Ala. Over 200 attendees from the MSD-V3 US Army-VT Miltope community as well as local dignitaries attended the ceremony.

The MSD-V3 is being produced under a five-year Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract. The MSD-V3 is a militarized rugged laptop specifically designed and tested to withstand the harshest of tactical environments and is the Army's newest standard for at-platform maintenance test systems.

Since 1995, VT Miltope has been a major player in the U.S. Army's fielding of more than 40,000 APATS in the IFTE program. MSD-V3 is the physical manifestation of several years of user feedback, requirements, design, and testing efforts by the Army-VT Miltope team. VT Miltope is proud to celebrate this accomplishment with its Army program partners and is excited to fulfill the program requirements of up to 39,000 MSD-V3 systems.

"The MSD-V3 requirements were established through comprehensive collaboration with Army maintainers. The MSD-V3 hardware that we are fielding will improve the soldier's ability to perform their maintenance mission in extreme environmental environments and challenging tactical conditions."

Colonel John S. MYERS, Project Manager, Joint Combat Support Systems

"VT Miltope's workforce enthusiastically embraces the MSD mission and its importance to the U.S. Army. Today we are seeing the culmination of months of dedicated work to design a system that gives the soldier the tools necessary to keep systems in the fight. We are proud to deliver robust test equipment that works in the toughest, harshest environments. Our primary interest is to continue meeting the Army's goal of ensuring mission readiness of systems in the field."

Brigadier General (U.S. Army, Ret) Tom DICKINSON, President and CEO, VT Miltope

VT Miltope, a company of VT Systems, with ISO 9001:2000 certified facilities, is engaged in the design, development, manufacture and testing of rugged computers and computer peripheral equipment for military, industry and commercial applications where reliable operation of the equipment under demanding environmental conditions is of paramount importance. For more than 30 years, VT Miltope's broad range of computers, computer workstations, servers, disk cartridges, printers, mass storage systems and other related products have served defense, government and commercial customers. Please visit www.miltope.com.

VT Systems is an engineering company providing integrated solutions to the commercial and government markets in the aerospace, electronics, land systems and marine sectors. VT Systems' innovative solutions, products and services include aircraft maintenance, repair and modification; software solutions in training and simulation; satellite-based IP communications technology; network solutions that integrate data, voice and video; rugged computers and computer peripheral equipment; specialized truck bodies and trailers; weapons and munitions systems; road construction equipment; and ship design and shipbuilding. Headquartered in Alexandria, Va., VT Systems operates globally and is a wholly owned subsidiary of ST Engineering. Please visit www.vt-systems.com.