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Mar 08. DRS Technologies Inc. has developed a number of key technolohgies which will be on show at Navy League this year. These include:
Shipboard Integrated Communications (SHINCOM).
An advanced secure digital communications system with support for Voice-over-IP (VOIP). Allows seamless integration with shipboard networks and reduces infrastructure costs. Offers improved communication efficiency, reliability and flexibility, while providing single-button access to tactical interior, exterior and secure circuits on the ship for joint operations. Makes judicious use of COTS elements for a better customer value equation and meets the demands of budget realities in a rapidly changing telecommunications environment.
C-Band Active Array Radar (CBAAR). DRS C3 designs, develops and manufactures surveillance radars for ship and shore applications. Low cost DRS radars are used in border protection systems, facility security, and maritime surveillance as either individual sensors or part of a larger network. These applications include long range detection and tracking, short range LPI (personnel and vehicle detection) at C and X bands. The networked systems can be deployed as either mobile or fixed land positions.
Rogue. The Rogue Signal Surveillance System is a rugged, multi-function receiver for wireless communications surveillance and monitoring. The low size, weight, and power (SWAP) system is specifically designed for tactical operations. Ideally suited for ground fixed and ground mobile collection of conventional and modern wireless signals. Ground fixed-site uses include operating from tactical temporary locations or more permanent sanctuary sites. Mobile uses include man-pack configurations and vehicle mounted and dismounted situations where low size, weight, and power are critical.
Phalanx Thermal Imager. DRS-produced Phalanx Thermal Imager is a significant upgrade to the existing, first-generation Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) system currently incorporated into the Phalanx weapon system. The Phalanx CIWS is a shipboard defense weapon system currently deployed on every class of U.S. Navy combat ship, as well as on various international vessels. It is a fast-reaction, rapid-fire, 20-millimeter gun system that automatically detects, tracks, and engages incoming anti-ship missiles, aircraft and littoral warfare threats and is designed to be used at short ranges.
Permanent Magnet Motor (PMM). The most powerful and efficient permanent magnet motor in the world. The system features the lightest direct drive 36.5 MW ship propulsion motor (about half the weight of the next best alternative) and provides a 3-5% gain in efficiency; dramatically improving ship life cycle fuel costs.
Integrated Tactical Command and Control Console (ITC3). The ITC3 table provides a Horizontal Workstation (HWS) for the presentation of displays from multiple networked systems. Through ITC3-hosted software multiple users are able to collaborate, using standard mark-up tools, atop C4I and C2 applications that can be layered on a modern, open standards-based geographic application. ITC3 software is fully integrated with Common Display Architecture (CDA) transport software, allowing tactical displays to be pulled from any networked source, geo-referenced on a high-fidelity map background, and remote controlled from the table. This provides a powerful capability for collaboration, mission planning/briefing, and theater-level operations where multiple net-centric C2 and C4I displays can be presented and even controlled by decision makers.
Airborne Tactical Server (ATS). DRS’s Airborne Tactical Server (ATS) is a highly reliable and environmentally rugged, next generation data storage and manipulation device. The form/fit replacement for single channel 8mm tape-based recorders has the ability to record four channels each of video, audio and MIL-STD-1553B