St. Peters, MO (PRWEB) October 12, 2014
Stauder Technologies, St. Peters, Missouri, is being awarded a five year indefinite- delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the preparation, production, and delivery of 170 Airborne Hyde™ Terminals, in support of the AV-8B Harrier fleet. This contract provides for delivery of a first article unit, acceptance testing, product support and delivery of all production units to be retrofit into the AV-8B aircraft. Work will be performed in St. Peters, Missouri, and is expected to be completed in June 2020. The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, China Lake, California, is the contracting activity for this effort, called the Airborne VMF Terminal. This contract is a follow-on effort to Stauder Technologies’ very successful System Design and Development phase for the Airborne VMF Terminal. The AV-8B is a Vertical Short-Takeoff and Landing (VSTOL) aircraft used by the United States Marine Corps (USMC) primarily for Close Air Support (CAS) of ground troops. The Hyde™ Terminal implements the Variable Message Format (VMF) messaging protocol to ensure that the AV-8B is interoperable with other Digitally Aided CAS (DACAS) systems well into the future.
The Stauder Technologies’ Hyde™ family of products is designed to enable legacy military equipment to achieve digital interoperability with the latest information technologies used in the commercial marketplace. This allows the DoD to use existing military equipment, already deployed in the field, while capitalizing on the fast moving COTS marketplace. The Hyde™ family of products provides wired or secure wireless connections to both commercial and military system interfaces. The mechanical and electrical design of the Hyde™ Terminal offers a form-fit and easily customized function for any airborne or ground platform solution.
The Hyde™ Terminal comes integrated with the latest version of the Joint Effects Coordination Link (JECL®) software. Among its many dynamically configured interface features, JECL® supports all tactical protocols and message formats required to conduct DACAS missions including video downlink and situational awareness. JECL® has been JITC validated and has met full operational capability with an approved “Authority to Operate” for the USMC.
Stauder Technologies (http://www.staudertech.com) was founded in 1997 and is located just outside of St Louis, Missouri. The company is a leading provider of integrated digital communication systems for the US military, focusing on advanced combined arms targeting, blue force tracking, assault/strike support, situational awareness and analysis solutions. Stauder Technologies was recognized by Aviation Week and Space Technology as one of the industries "Top Companies to Watch" in 2014.