Delta wins Army Gray Eagle LRIP Phase II video encoder award
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.
"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."