NIITEK orders DuraCOR mission computers from Parvus

4 July 2012 (Last Updated July 4th, 2012 03:45)

Non-Intrusive Inspection Technology (NIITEK) has awarded a contract to Parvus for supply of DuraCOR mission computer subsystems for integration into the US Army's existing ground penetrating radar (GPR) husky mounted detection system (HMDS).

DuraCOR 810 computerNon-Intrusive Inspection Technology (NIITEK) has awarded a contract to Parvus for supply of DuraCOR mission computer subsystems for integration into the US Army's existing ground penetrating radar (GPR) husky mounted detection system (HMDS).

The new $4.9m follow-on order forms a subcontract to the original $161m initial contract secured by NIITEK last month for the delivery of spare parts for the GPR HMDS.

Under the terms of new contract, the company will deliver an Intel Core2Duo-based DuraCOR 810-Duo subsystem pre-integrated with application-specific PC/104-Plus I/O cards as a turnkey system, along with environmental stress screening (ESS) to NIITEK.

Parvus sales VP Dusty Kramer said: "We are delivering fully pre-integrated solutions, which enable 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."

The DuraCOR 810 is an MIL-STD-810G compliant rugged mission processor system primarily designed for deployments during space/weight-constrained military/aerospace ground mobile and airborne operations in all environmental conditions.

“We are delivering fully pre-integrated solutions, which enable 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."

Equipped with a 1.4GHz Intel Pentium-M processor and a solid state disk pre-loaded with a Linux or Windows-embedded operating system, the system is capable of supporting command and control (C2) on-the-move, unmanned vehicle operator control, C4ISR situational awareness missions.

Deliveries under the contract are expected to take place towards the end of the year.

The HMDS is a mine clearance system, designed to support the army's route and area clearance operations by detecting the surface laid and buried explosive threats, such as improvised explosive devices (IEDs) with pressure-activated trigger mechanisms, unexploded ordnance (UXO), landmines and weapons caches.

Since 2008, the systems have successfully detected pressure-plate IEDs prior to their detonation in a wide range of road surfaces and soil conditions in Afghanistan.


Image: A DuraCOR 810-Duo rugged multi-core mission processor subsystem. Photo: courtesy of Parvus Corporation.