Gorgon Stare Persistent SurveillanceSAN DIEGO, California – July 2, 2015 – Chassis Plans, a premier provider of rugged industrial and military computer systems, today announced they have been awarded a $1M contract to provide custom rugged computer and storage systems to the Air Force Gorgon Stare program.

Gorgon Stare is a persistent wide-area surveillance system mounted on MQ-9 Reaper drone aircraft. This high technology system provides multi-spectral high-resolution video of up to 64 square kilometers allowing long-term intelligence of enemy activity on the ground. Because the MQ-9 can stay aloft for up to 14 hours, only two aircraft are required to provide continuous reconnaissance of enemy deployment, movement, vehicles, and so forth. Data retention and analysis is a key component of the Gorgon Stare system and data is archived for up to 30 days for post-combat analysis.

Said Mike McCormack, President of Chassis Plans, “We’ve been closely working with this customer to define and perfect these custom systems to give them the best possible solution which perfectly fits the mission requirements. Chassis Plans supports our nation’s war fighters in many programs and we’re especially proud of this particular program because it is a game changer for keeping our troops out of harm’s way.”

Chassis Plans is recognized for providing innovative custom solutions for rugged computing, storage, and display systems. By providing solutions perfectly tailored to the customer’s unique application requirements, Chassis Plans can shorten total program development time and costs.

About Chassis Plans
Chassis Plans is a recognized leader in manufacturing fully configured turn-key military grade rackmount computer solutions for the industrial, rugged, and military markets. They manufacture 1U to 6U ATX and Single Board Computer systems tailored exactly to customer application requirements. They also manufacture a full line of industrial rack mount and panel mount LCD monitors and keyboard drawers.

Chassis Plans specializes in long-life product support offering unmatched in-house custom chassis design, long-life industrial motherboards and SBC’s with strict revision control and material obsolescence management for trouble free program deployment. Key military customers include companies such as L3, Lockheed, and Northrop Grumman. Notable commercial customers include Siemens, Nikon, & General Electric. Chassis Plans is an ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturer of Systems Engineered to Perform!®

For further information, call +1 800.787.4913 or email sales@chassisplans.com.