Gatekeeper Announces USAF Contract Award for Its High Definition Airborne Digital Video Recorder
Gatekeeper Systems Inc. ("Gatekeeper" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: GSI) (OTC PINK: GKPRF) (FRANKFURT: 1GK) is pleased to report a new contract by the United States Air Force for Gatekeeper's VIPERFISH® SDI-1 High-Definition airborne Digital Video Recorders. The value of the contract is approximately $350,000 USD.
Gatekeeper received a purchase order from Stirling Computers Corporation ("Stirling") for twenty-five airborne high-definition digital video recorders and is expected to deliver within ninety days of the purchase order being received. Stirling is an experienced Department of Defense contractor with past awards totaling over $100 million USD.
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President and CEO Doug Dyment commented, "We are thrilled with the new contract award for our latest airborne digital video recorders. Integrating with L3 Wescam's MX-15Di sensor on the Gunship opens new opportunities for us. Our Viperfish SDI-1 high-definition airborne recorder not only meets military standards such as electromagnetic interference and explosive environment, but it does so by providing a cost effective, high performance and fully compliant platform for multiple defense and home security applications. We are pleased with our new alliance with Stirling who has a proven track record of over $100 million in contract awards with the Department of Defense and we congratulate them on winning this competitive bid contract."
The Viperfish airborne digital video recorder was required to capture 720P or greater resolution over a HD SDI interface from L3 Wescam's MX-15Di sensor. Other requirements included synchronized audio, carry-on carry-off external storage media and various Military Standards including MIL-STD-461F electromagnetic interference/conductance (EMI-EMC), and MIL-STD-810G environmental including explosive atmosphere.
Gatekeeper, through its Deep Development Corp. division, has been a long standing supplier of airborne digital video recorders for the United States Air Force AC-130 Gunships sold directly or through defense contractors such as Boeing Aerospace.
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