Abaco to deliver products for USAF’s next-generation radar system

18 April 2018 (Last Updated May 10th, 2018 12:21)

Abaco Systems has secured orders to provide its products for integration into a next-generation radar system.

Abaco Systems has secured orders to provide its products for integration into a next-generation radar system.

The system is being developed for a fourth-generation fighter aircraft and will be deployed onto the fighter jet’s nose cone.

An undisclosed customer is currently under contract to develop, test and integrate the solution for the USAF Air Combat Command.

Over the next three years, Abaco Systems is expected to deliver 120 board sets with a total order value of approximately $4.5m.

The board sets will comprise the company’s SBC347D 3U VPX single-board computer, VP780 FPGA Card, and FMC140 FPGA Mezzanine Card.

Abaco Systems chief growth officer John Muller said: “This order demonstrates Abaco’s strength in electronic warfare and radar systems, with our ability to combine the key elements of the solution.

“This order demonstrates Abaco’s strength in electronic warfare and radar systems, with our ability to combine the key elements of the solution.”

“We were able to work with the customer throughout the development of the system with a series of proofs-of-concept that demonstrated our ability to fulfil all aspects of the requirement.”

Abaco’s SBC347D rugged 3U VPX single-board computer has been designed to support demanding high-performance embedded computing (HPEC) military / aerospace applications such as command and control, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), signal processing, radar / sonar, and electronic warfare.

The VP780 is a high-performance Xilinx Virtex-7 VPX card that features advanced digital signal processing capabilities.

The FMC140 is an analogue-to-digital (A/D) FMC daughter card that can be best used in cases where limited space is available such as radar / sonar, wireless telecommunications, as well as aerospace test and measurement instruments.

Expected next year, the follow-on contracts will be awarded to support the US Navy and several other European customers.