Posted by Courtney E. Howard
HORSHAM, Pa., 1 Aug. 2011. Delta Information Systems Inc.’s Delta Digital Video business unit will deliver its Model 6021R Standard Definition Airborne Video Encoders (SD-AVEA) in support of the U.S. Army's Gray Eagle Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) Phase II contract award. The U. S. Army's Grey Eagle (MQ-1C) Extended Range, Multi-Purpose (ER-MP) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system is designed to provide persistent intelligence gathering, surveillance, reconnaissance, and direct attack capability for the warfighter.
The Model 6021R is a rugged airborne video encoder designed to meet the requirements of the Motion Imagery Standards Board (MISB), which promotes interoperability within the intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) and Geo-spatial Intelligence communities. Delta's Model 6021R is compliant with MISB standards based on certification by the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC), which assures not only interoperability with similarly compliant decoders and exploitation systems, but also that warfighters gain timely access to full motion video.
"This award is an affirmation of our commitment to General Atomics, the US Army, and the unmanned systems community,” says Gary Thom, president of Delta Information. “Our rugged airborne video encoders, used in the Gray Eagle aircraft, provide outstanding full motion video capability for this important program. Standalone video encoders, like the Model 6021R, provide not only excellent performance and functionality, but also a very flexible and cost-effective migration path as video compression technology advances or as more video streams are added."