UTC Aerospace Systems Technology Supported Royal Navy's Successful Security
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 21, 2012
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --UTC Aerospace Systems provided
a number of Maritime Imagery Manipulation and Storage (MAInMAST) systems to
the UK Royal Navy. This system is unique in its ability to provide accurate,
near real-time threat analysis. MAInMAST, deployed by the Royal Navy in
support of the Olympics, contributed to the successful provision of maritime
security for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, allowing timely
access to accurate intelligence and improved situational awareness. UTC
Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX)
At only the size of a standard briefcase and resembling a laptop, MAInMAST is
housed in a server rack or in its own ruggedized case and can be deployed
onboard a ship, land vehicle or a ground based facility. Accepting
information from a variety of sensors, MAInMAST quickly transmits data using a
live data link for immediate analysis and early, effective decision-making.
Advanced electro-optic sensors such as those currently in use on Royal Navy
helicopters send critical information to the system. Less critical
information can be retrieved from the sensor's data brick as a helicopter
returns to the ship.
The system software allows data collection directly from the operators'
heads-up display. This 'screen-scrape', a new form of immediate information
retrieval is then formed into a data packet and catalogued for subsequent
storage and retrieval.
"This system, together with the UTC Aerospace Systems Merlin exploitation
application software, has also created a highly effective reference library,
enabling officials to track and show evidence of illicit activity; including
terrorism, narcotics smuggling and piracy. The MAInMAST system stores data
based on NATO standards held within a shared reference library, allowing
information to be disseminated across wide-area networks or held in a central
archive for future use," said Sam Macleod, managing director, ISR Systems.
UTC Aerospace Systems designs, manufactures and services integrated systems
and components for the aerospace and defense industries. UTC Aerospace Systems
supports a global customer base with significant worldwide manufacturing and
customer service facilities.
United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Connecticut, is a diversified
company providing high technology products and services to the building and
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