Nimrod to have Primagraphics video interface cards

Avionics designers from The Boeing Co. in Seattle needed video interface modules for the avionics of the United Kingdom new maritime patrol aircraft called the Nimrod MRA4. They found their solution in VME video interface boards from Primagraphics Ltd. of Litlington, England.

Dec 1st, 1998

Avionics designers from The Boeing Co. in Seattle needed video interface modules for the avionics of the United Kingdom new maritime patrol aircraft called the Nimrod MRA4. They found their solution in VME video interface boards from Primagraphics Ltd. of Litlington, England.

The commercial off-the-shelf ruggedized boards will mount aboard the aircraft, where they will scan-convert video signals and distribute them to the pilot`s display, to a video recorder, and to several other computer workstations.

The new Nimrod MRA4 will help British forces protect their nation`s coastal waters, and provide search and rescue capability for the Royal Air Force.

Boeing is a major subcontractor to British Aerospace, which won a $3 billion contract in July 1996 to upgrade the U.K. fleet of Nimrod aircraft with new mission equipment and engines. Boeing is providing the tactical command system and will provide maritime surveillance radar, acoustic surveillance systems, and electro-optics. The first Nimrod MRA4 will be operational in 2001. - J.K.

For more information, contact Kevin Jones at Primagraphics by phone at 011-44-1763-85222, by fax at 011-44-1763-853324, by e-mail at k@primag.co.uk, by post at New Cambridge House, Litlington, Nr. Royston, Herts. SG80ss, England, or on the World Wide Web at http://www.primag. co.uk/.

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