Eurotech subsidiary Parvus announced that it has received a $4.9m follow-on order for DuraCOR mission computer subsystems specified in the Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Husky Mounted Detection System (HMDS) developed by Virginia-based NIITEK (part of the Chemring Group).
With the latest contract, Parvus surpasses a $15m order milestone for rugged COTS DuraCOR embedded computers used in this detection system in military and humanitarian landmine road clearance applications. Parvus has been supplying DuraCOR computers to NIITEK since 2009. All new units ordered are expected to ship this year.
The latest DuraCOR order comes upon the heels of NIITEK's recent announcement relating to a sole source US Army Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity ("IDIQ") contract for the GPR HMDS which has an initial order value of $161m and ceiling of $579m. This contract provides the US Army the ability to procure spares and replacement systems to replenish theatre sustainment stock. Additionally, this contract will serve future system requirements for the US Army, the US Marine Corps, and potential Foreign Military Sales.
Leveraging Parvus' professional application engineering and AS9100 quality-certified manufacturing services, Parvus will supply NIITEK with the Intel Core2Duo-based DuraCOR 810-Duo subsystem pre-integrated with application-specific PC/104-Plus I/O cards as a turnkey system complete with environmental stress screening (ESS).
"This $15m program milestone further highlights the evolution of Parvus' value-stream to our DuraCOR customers, offering not only a growing portfolio of MIL-STD qualified, modular COTS computing platforms, but also application engineering and subsystem integration services that reduce customer program risk, total ownership cost, and time to deployment," said Parvus' President Dusty Kramer. "We are delivering fully pre-integrated solutions, which enables customers such as NIITEK to improve their supply chain lead times and product reliability, while also freeing them up to focus on their core competencies in mine detection technology."
Manned and unmanned command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) technology refresh and insertion programs routinely specify Parvus' DuraCOR mission computer subsystems due to large part to their robust MIL-STD qualified and modular open architecture design. These subsystems boast compliance to extreme environmental conditions per MIL-STD-810G (thermal, shock, vibration, humidity, dust, water), EMI/EMC per MIL-STD-461F, and power input/transients per MIL-STD-704/1275