Northrop Grumman awards VMETRO ALMDS LRIP 2
VMETRO, a leader in embedded computing solutions based on standards such as VXS and XMC that utilize multi-gigabit serial interconnects, announced it was awarded a second low-rate initial production contract by Northrop Grumman Corporation for components for its Airborne Laser Mine Detection System (ALMDS). Under the terms of the contract, VMETRO will provide an additional three Central Electronics Chassis (CEC) to the ALMDS program. The CEC is a liquid-cooled air transportable rack (ATR) system with VMETRO CSW1 6U VXS (VITA 41) switch cards and VPF1 quad processor payload cards. The CSW1 and VPF1 process image sensor data using real-time multiprocessing over high-speed serial communications. Delivery of the systems will begin during the second half of 2008. The order is valued at approximately $900,000USD.