General Dynamics Canada Introduces Smaller, More-capable Airborne Acoustic
VENOM processor provides advanced signal acquisition and tracking for airborne
OTTAWA, Ontario, May 13, 2013 /CNW/ - More powerful, reliable and accurate
detection of underwater threats is now possible with the introduction of the
next-generation airborne acoustic processing systems by General Dynamics
The UYS-505 system, named VENOM, is the latest addition to General Dynamics'
industry-leading family of acoustic processing offerings. It leverages
commercial-level advances in hardware and the latest innovations in signal
processing technologies to maximize the detection of submerged threats in deep
and coastal waters. VENOM is built specifically for fixed and rotary-wing
applications, and engineered to improve tactical awareness, reduce operator
workload and alleviate size, weight, and power concerns in the cramped cabins
of modern military aircraft.
"Airborne acoustic processing has become more complex. Additionally, many of
the legacy solutions that are still used on fixed and rotary-wing aircraft
were designed 15 to 20 years ago and lag current technology," says David
Ibbetson, general manager, General Dynamics Canada. "The new VENOM system
processes and presents large volumes of information in an easily accessible
and digestible manner. It allows operators to find a target quickly and hold
onto it for as long as necessary. Plus it is considerably smaller and lighter
than current systems, which eliminates the need for large, bulky processors
and their accompanying hardware and harnesses."
The VENOM system is engineered for passive and active signal processing
operations. It can process signals from up to 64 deployed sonobuoys, and
features embedded control for dipping sonar systems. It also includes General
Dynamics Canada's Computerized Underwater Detection Assistant (CUDA), an
application designed to automatically assess the tactical picture in noisy
littoral regions without operator intervention.
The VENOM processor is based on more than 40 years of knowledge and experience
General Dynamics Canada has acquired developing advanced acoustic processing
systems for military organizations worldwide. The advanced features, functions
and capabilities of this new system have already led to its selection for duty
on fixed- and rotary-wing maritime patrol aircraft in the Pacific Rim.
General Dynamics Canada is part of General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business
unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). For information about General Dynamics
Canada please go to www.gdcanada.com.
Media: James Norton, General Dynamics C4 Systems, (703) 769-1507, or
Investors: Erin Linnihan, General Dynamics, (703) 876-3583
SOURCE: General Dynamics Canada
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