Navy chooses rugged VPX embedded computing system from LCR for counter terrorist technology experiments
NORRISTOWN, Pa. – U.S. Navy aviation experts needed low-cost and near-term embedded computing technologies that could be integrated quickly to counter terrorist or other asymmetric electronic threats. They found their solution from LCR Embedded Systems Inc. in Norristown, Pa.
Officials of the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division at Point Mugu, Calif., have chosen LCR as the supplier for a 3U VPX solution in support of the Joint Electronic Advanced Technology (JEAT) program, LCR officials say. The Naval Air Warfare Center is part of Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) based at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Md.
JEAT identifies and evaluates low-cost and near-term technologies where commercial or military off-the-shelf components can be integrated quickly to counter asymmetric electronic threats.
LCR will deliver a custom rugged VPX-based embedded computing system that enables the latest high-speed technologies to withstand harsh environments in support of electronic warfare advancements, LCR officials say.
JEAT serves as a catalyst often combining several technologies thereby leveraging and increasing the capabilities for today’s Warfighter, Navy officials say.
Significant JEAT efforts include coordinating the Black Dart Experiment -- the largest counter unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) experiment in the U.S. Department of Defense, and serving as technical coordinator / sponsor for the Trident Spectre exercise, where new technologies of interest to special operations and intelligence community operators are evaluated, Navy officials say.
“We’ve designed and manufactured solutions like this before many times, and we’re extremely confident in our ability to provide NAVAIR with rugged, reliable equipment that will more than meet their expectations,” says LCR Embedded Systems President David Pearson.
For more information contact LCR Embedded Systems online at www.lcrembeddedsystems.com, the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division-Point Mugu at www.navair.navy.mil, or Naval Air Systems Command at www.navair.navy.mil.
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