Ampex Announces Contract with Leonardo DRS to Support U.S. Army Maneuver Short-Range Air Defense Stryker

(Hayward, CA) April, 2021 – Ampex Data Systems (Ampex), a Delta Information Systems Company, is proud to announce the award of a firm fixed price contract with Leonardo DRS in support of the U.S. Army’s Maneuver Short-Range Air Defense (M-SHORAD Inc. 1) Stryker-based system. The Ampex TuffCORD network attached storage (NAS) system will store critical information for the platform using its network file server capabilities. The U.S. Army’s M-SHORAD Inc. 1 is designed to counter threats from unmanned aerial systems, rotary, and fixed wing aircraft.

Ampex’s low-cost TuffCORD NAS device is part of the Ampex TuffServ product line of rugged
NAS systems. TuffServs are, multi-functional devices for customers who need a data system to operate in harsh environments in the field, at sea, in the air, and even in space. TuffServs are available for the full spectrum of applications to include data acquisition and storage of video, radar, imagery, bus, and flight test instrumentation data among many others. TuffServs can also function as whole-platform servers, mission computers, or supplemental processors (view more here & here.)

The new contract with Leonardo DRS represents yet another major milestone for Ampex and the defense industry. “Ampex has offered leading data acquisition and storage solutions to the aerospace industry for many years. This contract shows we can easily apply the same expertise to the ground vehicle market,” stated Jim Orahood, Corporate Vice President and General Manager of Ampex Data Systems. Ampex will complete work at its Silicon Valley headquarters in Hayward, CA.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column]

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