Silvus to provide radios in support of the UK Ministry of Defense STARTER program with Harris Corporation's T7 robotics system
Silvus StreamCaster 4200 radios enable reliable video and control in RF challenged environments
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Harris Corporation has won a contract upwards of 70 million dollars to support the United Kingdom's Ministry of Defense (MOD) Project STARTER. The contract will require Harris to provide T7 robotic platform which is designed to support explosive ordnance disposal (EOD).
After an extensive testing and evaluation period, Harris has chosen Silvus Technologies StreamCaster SC4200 as the radio to provide wireless command, control, and video operations of the T7 robot. The rugged construction and superb robustness of the StreamCaster radios allows T7 operators to more effectively defeat explosive threats, including improvised explosive devices (IEDs) from a safe stand-off distance.
"Silvus is thrilled for the opportunity to support Harris Corporation in bringing mission critical technology like this to the U.K. forces," said Kasey Cooper, Director of Sales, Unmanned Systems. "The pairing of Silvus MN-MIMO Technology with the T7 robot will provide an unprecedented capability to overcome the growing threat IEDs pose to our friendly forces."
Silvus and Harris look to get the program underway in 2018.
About Silvus Technologies:
Respected for developing advances in next generation military technology to provide wireless communications in the harshest of environments, Silvus excels where traditional systems fail. Silvus leads the Mobile Networked MIMO waveform revolution with mesh radio systems designed to distribute high bandwidth video and data anywhere. From sea to sky and everywhere in between, Silvus StreamCaster radios create robust, self-healing/self-forming, fluid mesh networks. Delivering COFDM modulation and up to 4x4 MIMO, Silvus provides higher throughput, longer range, better reliability and more flexibility than any wireless standard: true, military-grade "plug and play" operation. Today, Silvus continues to pioneer MIMO innovations that are reshaping critical broadband wireless connectivity around the world.