Mountain Secure Systems in Longmont, Colo. recently shipped an order of removable, ruggedized solid state drives for use in a pod system for the MQ-9 Reaper Drone, the company announced on Feb. 3.
The MQ-9 drone is utilized by the U.S. military to monitor U.S. borders and gather video surveillance intelligence.
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The devices were shipped to a leading defense contractor in advance of their integration with the pod system.
The removable 2.5” SATA memory devices fit into a customized docking bay on the drone and are environmentally sealed for protection against rapid decompression, EMI, humidity, dust, salt fog, immersion and condensation. The hot swappable device includes mini mil-circular connectors (rated for 100,000 insertion cycles), +28VDC power, EMI filters, and captive thumb screws for docking.
“Mountain Secure Systems is proud to be a part of this important program,” said Ken Dickson, general manager of Mountain Secure Systems (MSS). “Our ruggedized data storage solutions have been extremely dependable for both commercial and military customers.”
MSS also creates in-flight entertainment technology for commercial aircraft, legacy interface conversion solutions for the aerospace and defense industries, and outdoor wireless with video, voice, and data applications.
It is a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries Inc.
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