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October 16, 2012

Mountain Secure Systems to Provide Upgraded Digital Data Recorders for Lockheed Martin's Sniper ATP

By Meenakshi Shankar, TMCnet Contributor

Mountain Secure Systems (MSS), a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries, and a supplier of rugged electronics to the aerospace and defense industries, as well as in-flight entertainment solutions for commercial aircraft, revealed its plan to provide upgraded digital data recorders (DDRs) to Lockheed Martin (News - Alert) for its Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod (ATP).

"As a Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control 2010 Small Business of the Year Award recipient, we have a long-standing relationship with Lockheed, based on our ability to provide exceptional products and support," Ken Dickson, general manager at Mountain Secure Systems said in a statement.

"Our dedicated engineers and project coordinators worked very closely with the team at Lockheed to make sure all requirements were being met," Dickson added.

The new DDRs, part of a multi-million dollar contract, will be delivered to Lockheed in several installments in late 2012 and early 2013.

According to Lockheed Martin, the Sniper ATP (News - Alert) is the most widely deployed targeting system for fixed-wing aircraft in use by the U.S. Air Force, and is the targeting system of choice for 14 international air forces.

MSS has already provided the previous two generations of DDRs to the Sniper pod, and has incorporated numerous upgrades and customizations to meet Lockheed Martin's program requirements on the new DDR, which adheres to all MIL-STD-810F standards.

Features of the new DDR include unit removability, custom connectors, tool-less handles, pre-set secure erase functions and sealed enclosures to protect it from environmental elements like salt, fog, dust, humidity and fungus.

Back in March 2012, MSS announced that it will provide additional Summit Series wireless network radios to the City of Denver's Public Works Traffic Operations. Summit radios provide coverage for point-to-point, point-to-multipoint and wireless mesh networks in the 2.4 and 5.8 GHz unlicensed frequency bands, as well as the licensed 4.9 GHz public safety band.

Edited by Brooke Neuman

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