MOORESTOWN, N.J, 9 August 2006. Formation Inc.'s ToughDisk 3500 rugged hard disks have been integrated by Deep Development Corporation (DDC), a division of Gatekeeper Systems Inc., into Viperfish ASX high-resolution digital video recorders for use in U.S. Air Force AC-130H/U gunships.
The recorders enable the Air Force to record planes in action as they escort convoys, protect air bases and facilities, and carry out air strikes. They also help Air Force officials review their operations.
ToughDisk rugged hard disks are high-performance, removable data storage units built specifically to withstand extreme temperature, shock, vibration, humidity and dust conditions. The TD3500 is a rugged drop-in replacement for standard 3.5-inch low-profile disk drives with 73 or 100 GByte capacity and SCSI or ATA interfaces.
The Viperfish ASX recorders, designed and manufactured by Gatekeeper's Deep Development Corp., were selected after U.S. officials tested the surveillance equipment for more than a year. Gatekeeper has completed delivery of its first order of recorders and has received a second order for recorders.