Ampex receives E-2D FRP contract
Ampex Data Systems has received a contract from Northrop Grumman for full rate production of file servers and supporting storage media for the US Navy’s E-2D Hawkeye surveillance aircraft.
The contract covers multiple TuffServ 282 Rugged Network File Servers, of which multiple shipsets will be supplied over a five year period.
The US Navy’s E-2D Hawkeye is an airborne early warning and C2 aircraft that provides expanded battlespace awareness for carrier-strike groups. Its advanced radar technology allows the E-2D to work with ship-, air- and land-based combat systems to track targets at extended range.
Ampex’s TuffServ Series is designed for extreme airborne, ground and space environments.
Jim Orahood, vice president and general manager of Ampex Data Systems, said: ‘This agreement confirms Ampex’s ongoing commitment to supporting Northrop Grumman, the US Navy and its E-2D Hawkeye partners. We are exceptionally proud to be a part of the Hawkeye team, and look forward to providing the US Navy with best-in-class mission recording systems.’
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