U.S. Army helicopter upgrade program to implement Techaya switch for enhanced networking

LOS ANGELES. MilSource, the sole distributor for Techaya ruggedized switching and routing solutions in the U.S., announced that Techaya was selected by a leading defense systems integrator to provide its MILTECH 912 to implement advanced Ethernet switching and networking capabilities for a U.S. Army helicopter upgrade program.

The commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) part -- a rugged, managed Ethernet network switch with 12 triple-speed (10/100/1000) ports -- also will upgrade the helicopters with Layer 3 static routing, additional Layer 2 switching functionality including IP subnet-based WLANs, remote management functions, and additional quality of service support.

Ronen Isaac, general manager of MilSource, said of the deal: “The MILTECH 912 is an ideal product for both fixed-wing and rotary aerial vehicles,” said . “Its compact form factor, passive cooling, and MIL-STD compliance helps ensure that the product will stand up to the heat, vibration and electrical interference often found in these environments.”