Stauder Technologies has delivered the first Hyde™ AVT shipment to the United States Navy today, on time and under budget. This delivery is part of the full rate production order to meet U.S. Navy contract requirements. Hyde™ AVT systems currently on order will continue to be delivered to the USMC and NATO countries through 2017. Several additional NATO countries have also expressed interest in acquiring Hyde™ AVT capabilities as a replacement option for obsolete ATHS and IDM systems.
The Hyde™ AVT is a member of the Stauder Technologies Hyde™ family of battlefield interoperability systems, designed to be a low cost “plug and play” avionics replacement. Hyde™ enables legacy military aircraft to communicate over digital networks. The Hyde™ AVT is packaged with the Joint Effects and Coordination Link (JECL®) digital interoperability engine, which guarantees compatibility with other Digitally Aided Close Air Support (DACAS) systems. The Hyde™ AVT was integrated with existing AV-8B hardware and software with the cost-benefit of not requiring any changes to the aircraft’s Mission Computer software, electrical connections or mechanical interfaces.
Because of the success of the Hyde™ AVT, the F-16 community has approached Stauder to build a variant of the Hyde™ AVT that offers the F-16 the same “plug and play” DACAS compliant features now being installed in the AV-8Bs. The F-16 variant, call HydeDM™ replaces the IDM 302 without physical or software modifications to the aircraft. The F-16, like the AV-8B, can now extend its digital interoperability on the battlefield well into the future.
“I am very proud of the entire Stauder team, once again demonstrating on-schedule and within-budget performance for our defense customers,” said Jerry Stauder, CEO of Stauder Technologies.
Stauder is the premier provider of digital interoperability solutions for the military. We deliver industry-leading software and hardware to integrate land, air and sea platforms to exchange critical information across harsh environments. To find out more, please visit http://www.staudertech.com.