IXI Technology has been awarded a multi-year, firm-fixed price, indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract to supply its advanced Data I/O Converter solution in support of the US Navy’s AN/SLQ-32(V) shipboard electronic warfare system.
The Data I/O Converter serves as a key component of the AN/SLQ-32(V) 6 system and is designed to convert data from the naval tactical data system (NTDS) to fibre for the AN/SLQ-32(V) shipboard electronic warfare system.
IXI Technology CEO Michael Carter said: "We’re very pleased to continue supporting the navy’s electronic warfare systems with our state-of-the-art Data I/O Converter.
"The need to translate the wealth of tactical information acquired by ageing technology into useful and timely data is paramount for today’s military operations.
"Our IXI Technology Data I/O Converter enables users to take advantage of these efficiencies by translating data from legacy military systems into industry-standard protocols that work with present-day technology."
Capable of converting data from non-open architecture legacy systems to an open architecture Linux system through an ethernet local area network (LAN), the Data I/O Converter links weapons, radar and other critical systems to Windows or UNIX/Linux-based computers over ethernet.
The Aegis certification authority has verified and certified IXI’s system for interface to the Aegis Combat Management System. The solution also allows transferring data to systems that are not directly connected to the military I/O channels.
In addition, it provides real-time, highly reliable communications and control that military systems demand, eliminating the need for associated expensive cable connections.
The Raytheon-built AN/SLQ-32(V) aims to provide early warning of enemy threats while initiating decoy engagements to defeat attacks by guided weapons.