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Systel Selected to Support MQ-8C Fire Scout Program with Rugged High-Density Computing Servers

Systel Selected to Support MQ-8C Fire Scout Program with Rugged High-Density Computing Servers


National Harbor, MD USA, April 9, 2018 -- Systel, Inc., an industry leader of custom and COTS rugged computing solutions has been selected to support the US Navy Naval Air Systems Command MQ-8C Fire Scout program with rugged, SWaP optimized high density computing servers.

The MQ-8C Fire Scout is an unmanned autonomous helicopter designed to provide reconnaissance, situational awareness, and precision targeting support for ground, air, and sea forces.

The UAV is integrated with the Minotaur Track Management and Mission Management System software, integrating sensors and data into a comprehensive common operating picture shared by multiple aircraft and vessels. With its inclusion in the Fire Scout program, Systel continues its long-term support of Minotaur-integrated platforms throughout the DoD including the Navy, Coast Guard, and Department of Homeland Security. Systel’s 2U and 4U rugged servers support ISR and ASW missions on aircraft and ground control stations such as Fire Scout, P-8A Poseidon, C-130J Super Hercules, MEA King Air, and P-3 Orion.

“Systel has consistently demonstrated innovative and flexible hardware designs and commitment to program success. Their long and successful track record supporting Minotaur-based platforms makes them an ideal technology partner,” said Mr. Rob Murphy, Ship Integration IPT Lead, NAVAIR.

“We are proud of our continued program partnerships within the Minotaur community,” said Anu Pankaj, program manager at Systel. “Our rugged mission computers are specifically engineered for the immense video and data-intensive processing demands of Minotaur platforms and we are excited to successfully deploy these systems in support of Fire Scout.”

Systel is demonstrating a number of rugged, high-density computing embedded and server solutions in Booth #2351 at the Navy League Sea Air Space 2018 Exposition April 9-11 in National Harbor, MD. For more information or to set up a meeting at Sea Air Space, please visit this link.

About Systel, Inc.

Systel, Inc is a leading manufacturer of rugged embedded, server, and display computer products and solutions. Systel is headquartered in Sugar Land, Texas, with 30 years of experience in providing complex and advanced computer technologies to military, oil and gas, and manufacturing enterprises worldwide. Systel’s pedigree of capabilities spans numerous platforms and includes some of the most advanced military vehicles such as the US Navy’s ISR/ASW aircraft, as well as General Atomics Predator and Reaper UAV fleets. For more information, visit http://www.systelusa.com or contact Systel via email sales@systelusa.com or phone 888.645.8400.


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