ALMDSAirborne Laser Mine Detection System
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ALMDS was scheduled to go through Milestone C in January 2004.
Derived from the German Seafox shipboard mine-neutralization system, the AMNS enables the MH-60S to relocate, identify and neutralize mines previously found by AQS-20 sonar, the ALMDS laser detector or other mine warfare platforms.
Northrop's ALMDS is part of the mine countermeasure (MCM) mission package on the U.
Under the terms of the contract, VMETRO will provide an additional three Central Electronics Chassis (CEC) to the ALMDS program.
The ALMDS CEC developed by VMETRO, with its combination of FPGA and PowerPC processing capabilities, is one of the enablers for Northrop Grumman to provide this critical mine detection capability to our customer," says Deon Harkey, Northrop Grumman ALMDS program manager.
Mounted in a MH-60S helicopter, an ALMDS unit is flown ahead of a convoy to determine if mines lie in a ship's path.
Fred stated, "CPI Aero was selected by Northrop Grumman as its 2005 Supplier of the Year in the Structures category for its excellent performance on the ALMDS pod during LRIP Lot 1.
CPI Aero") (AMEX: CVU) has been recognized by Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE: NOC) Integrated Systems sector as a 2005 Supplier of the Year for its work on the RAMICS and ALMDS programs.
We have been informed that we performed in an exemplary manner on the RAMICS and ALMDS programs.
VMETRO's design incorporates a unique and innovative approach to processing data using FPGAs, Serial FPDP and VXS technologies delivering a combination of high performance, rugged packaging, as well as a roadmap for expanding system capabilities over the life of the program," said Deon Harkey, ALMDS Program Manager of Northrop Grumman.
ALMDS uses light-detection and ranging technology to detect, classify and localize floating and near-surface moored sea mines so that ships can maneuver through clear sea lanes.