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GE Intelligent Platforms chosen by Brimar Limited to equip new patrol vehicles with video

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GE Intelligent Platforms has secured orders from Brimar Limited, of Manchester, England, for a quantity of GE Intelligent Platforms' CR12 6U CompactPCI single board computers in order to help meet tight delivery deadlines.

As part of the vehicle’s Thales-supplied electronic architecture, GE Intelligent Platforms' CR12 6U CompactPCI single board computers will be part of an intelligent display driver that will provide ISR (Intelligent, Surveillence, Reconnaissance) video information from vehicle-mounted cameras to the crew of Foxhound Light Protected Patrol Vehicle.

Features of GE Intelligent Platforms' CR12 6U CompactPCI single board computer:

  • Intel Core i7-610E (2.53 Ghz).
  • 8 gigabytes of soldered DDR3 SDRAM with ECC.  It provides support for two PCI-X PMCs or two x8 PCI Express XMCs.
  • Two front gigabit Ethernet ports, VGA, five USB ports, two DVI ports, three SATA ports and two COM ports.
  • Available in five ruggedization levels from benign/office to fully rugged convection cooled.

Features of the Foxhound's 7.5 lightweight mine-protected vehicle:

  • Provides better protection and flexibility than previous generation vehicles.
  • Based on Force Protection Europe’s Ocelot vehicle, which has been jointly developed with Ricardo.
  • Other collaborators include Formaplex, DSG, Thales, QinetiQ and Sula.
  • Ocelot has been down-selected as a candidate for the Australian protected mobility vehicle – light (PMV-L) as part of the Land 121 phase 4 project.

Brimar Limited is producing 200 Foxhound vehicles to meet UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) Urgent Operational Requirement (UOR) for patrol vehicles for Afghanistan.

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