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Rave Computer Announces Defense Industry Contracts

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STERLING HEIGHTS — Rave Computer, the Sterling Heights hardware consultant and manufacturer, announced it has been awarded significant modeling simulation and C4ISR (command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance) contracts to provide purpose-built computers to various programs of the United States Department of Defense.

The following programs are used primarily for training U.S. soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines and for land, sea and air deployments.

Modeling and Simulation Contracts
* VTCS (Virtual Clearance Training Suite): VCTS simulates the wide array of large and small technical devices, purpose-built mine-protected detection and clearing vehicles, and ever-evolving tactics and techniques used by the U.S. Army to combat improvised explosive devices. Rave provided 9 different 2U configurations for the suite.
* AVCATT (Aviation Combined Arms Tactical Trainer): AVCATT is a mobile, transportable, multi-station virtual simulation device designed to support unit collective and combined arms training. AVCATT provides six man modules, re-configurable to any combination of attack, reconnaissance, lift and/or cargo helicopters. Rave supplied short depth 4U servers for the Battle Master Controllers.
* Javelin Program: Javelin is a man portable, fire-and-forget, antitank missile employed by dismounted infantry to defeat current and future threat armored combat vehicles. Rave provides the Basic Skills Trainer server tower for this program, which is used in a classroom setting to train the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps on Javelin capabilities.
* BLCSE (Battle Lab Collaboration Simulation Environment): The Battle Lab Collaborative Simulation Environment is a permanent, secure, scalable, complex, and distributed “toolbox” capable of supporting multiple models and constructive, virtual, and human in the loop simulations. Rave supplied 1U and short depth 2U servers to the U.S. Army for this program.
* CCS (Combat Convoy Simulator): The Combat Convoy Simulator provides an immersive training environment for a range of military vehicles, including HUMMVs and MTVRs for the U.S. Marine Corps. Rave provided 2U GTX systems for the simulator.
* AH-1W BCU Program: The AH-1W Super Cobra is a two-place, twin-engine, day/night marginal weather U.S. Marine Corps attack helicopter that provides en route escort for assault helicopters and their embarked forces. Rave supplied “Super Workstations” in support of this program. The computers were installed into three different U.S. Marine Corps trainers located at three different sites.

C4ISR Conctracts
* Big Safari: Big Safari is a U.S. Air Force program which provides management, direction, and control of the acquisition, modification, and logistics support for special purpose weapons systems. Rave has supplied several different systems including; 3U aluminum short depth PC’s and SPARC (SX2500).
* HFWB (High Frequency Wide Band Sonar)  BAE Systems will deliver an upgraded mine hunting sonar system to the U.S. Navy for the detection and classification of bottom and moored sea mines.   The AN/SQQ-32(V)4 mine hunting sonar set with the high frequency wide band upgrade replaces the existing SQQ-32(V)3 detection sonar currently employed aboard the MCM-1 Avenger Class mine countermeasures ships.  This upgrade improves detection performance in the littoral environment and against stealth mines. Rave has provided a mix of 1U console servers and 3U display servers on U.S Navy’s Countermeasures Surface Ships.

Rave Computer is a technology consultant and computer manufacturer specializing in defense, homeland security and other industrial markets. Rave provides state-of-the-art hardware solutions that support modeling, simulation and training platforms, along with command, control, communications and intelligence systems. Rave has been providing purpose-built computers for more than 23 years.

More at www.rave.com.

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