General Dynamics Canada Introduces Smaller, More-capable Airborne Acoustic Processing System

General Dynamics Canada Introduces Smaller, More-capable Airborne Acoustic 
Processing System 
VENOM processor provides advanced signal acquisition and tracking for airborne 
maritime patrol. 
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 
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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