San Francisco, Calif., May 26, 2010 — Aechelon Technology, Inc. announced that it has been awarded a contract by Northrop Grumman Corporation to provide image generators and databases for the US Navy’s RQ-4N Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Unmanned Aircraft System (BAMS UAS) Ground Stations.
Aechelon Technology will supply its new pC-NOVA™ v5.0 Image Generators supporting simulation of the BAMS Electro-Optical Infrared Sensor (BEIS) featuring fully digital image tracking and multi-spectral radar paging. Aechelon Technology will also provide undisclosed multi-spectral global databases, moving models, airfields and foreign areas of interest.
The United States Navy’s Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) program provides persistent maritime Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) data collection and dissemination capability to the Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Force (MPRF) as an adjunct to the P-8/P-3 community.
The BAMS UAS, at full operational capability, will provide ISR persistence over large maritime distances for long periods of time for up to five simultaneous orbits worldwide. The BAMS UAS missions include, but are not limited to, maritime surveillance, collection of enemy order of battle information, battle damage assessment, port surveillance, communication relay, and support of the following missions – maritime interdiction, surface warfare, battlespace management, and development of the Common Operational Picture (COP).
About Northrop Grumman Corporation
Northrop Grumman Corporation is a $30 billion global defense and technology company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in information and services, electronics, aerospace and shipbuilding to government and commercial customers worldwide. Internet at www.northropgrumman.com
About Aechelon Technology, Inc
Aechelon Technology, Inc. is a leader in real time computer graphics applications for training, simulation and entertainment markets. The company provides COTS-based, high resolution, multi-channel, geo-specific image generators, OTW and correlated sensor databases and integration services. The company’s image generators are field proven, and are delivered with full logistics support and documentation. Aechelon Technology is ISO 9001:2008 certified, and is located on the Internet at www.aechelon.com and headquartered in San Francisco, CA.
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