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Ampex Data Systems Announces Multi-year Contract with Collins Aerospace for U.S. Navy’s E-2D Hawkeye Trainers

June 10, 2020

Ampex Data Systems Announces Multi-year Contract with Collins Aerospace for U.S. Navy’s E2D Hawkeye Trainers

Ampex Data Systems (Ampex), a Delta Information Systems Company, is proud to announce the signing of a Long-Term Agreement (LTA) contract with Collins Aerospace. Collins Aerospace will deliver the E-2D Aircraft Training Systems under contract to the U.S. Navy. In addition to multiple TuffServ®282 (TS282) Rugged Network File Servers (NFS), Ampex will be delivering supporting storage media for use in the United States Navy’s E-2D Hawkeye trainers. Ampex will supply multiple shipset systems over a three year period.

The U.S. Navy’s E-2D Hawkeye is an airborne early warning and command and control aircraft system that provides expanded battlespace awareness for carrier-strike groups. Its two-generation leap in radar technology allows the E-2D to work with ship-, air- and land-based combat systems to track and defeat air, ship and cruise missiles at extended range. Furthermore, the E-2D can also be used as a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief aircraft for civilian emergency coordination.

Known as the fastest ruggedized Network File Servers on the market, Ampex’s TuffServ Series is engineered to perform in extreme airborne, ground, and space environments. Built for rugged environments with MIL-STD power and connectors, the TS282 meets the real-world needs of operators with features such as built-in power hold up, a front-panel display to help identify and resolve anomalies, two media types to allow for different data sources, and service features to facilitate maintenance. Additional features include; more than 200MB/s sustained read or write throughput, standard dual gigabit Ethernet interfaces, and 6 second full load power holdup. To learn more, view the datasheet here.

“Ampex is committed to driving innovation, quality, and world-class manufacturing capabilities, we are exceptionally proud to have been selected as a key part of the Hawkeye team. Ampex is eager to provide the U.S. Navy with cutting-edge mission recording solutions” commented Jim Orahood, Vice President and General Manager of Ampex Data Systems.


About Ampex Data Systems

Ampex is the market leader in delivering visual intelligence and data security in rugged environments. Ampex is a small business based in the Silicon Valley that specializes in cost-effective data recording, on-board storage, cyber security, data management, machine learning and other associated technologies. For more information visit, follow @AmpexData on Twitter, or contact Cassandra Lang at

About Collins Aerospace

Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Created in 2018 by bringing together UTC Aerospace Systems and Rockwell Collins, Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market. For more information, visit