August 13, 2008 Redwood City, CA - Ampex Data Systems Corporation today announced a contract award for Ampex to supply L-3 WESCAM (WESCAM) with its rugged, High-Definition Airborne Recorder systems as part of the Interoperable Griffon Reconnaissance Escort Surveillance System (INGRESS) program for the Canadian Forces Griffon CH-146 helicopter.
"Ampex will provide a fully integrated multi-channel high-definition data acquisition and replay solution for both the ISR and Escort variants of the Griffon CH-146," said John Hardy, Ampex Business Development Manager. "The unique reconfigurable architecture of our miniR700™ Solid-State Recorder Systems allows us to provide the specialized high-definition data collection and replay capabilities required by the advanced WESCAM MX-15 TrueHD sensor. The INGRESS recorder system will be supplied with an integrated STANAG 4575 download module to ensure that the stringent NATO ISR interoperability requirements for this program are met".
"We are extremely proud to have been selected by L-3 WESCAM to supply the critical video and data recording component of the INGRESS solution" said Lawrence Chiarella, President of Ampex Data Systems. "Our miniR700™ product line offers the very latest in airborne data recording technology to support multi-mission ISR platforms. Our selection for the INGRESS program adds to our 63-year history in providing leading edge data storage solutions for airborne intelligence gathering applications. We truly look forward to working with WESCAM, one of the world's premier suppliers of EO/IR sensors systems, on this critical program".
Ampex Data Systems, headquartered in Redwood City, California is a world leader in design and development of advanced data storage technologies. To learn more about Ampex, please visit our website at www.ampex.com
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