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Contract Win – WATCHKEEPER Rugged Network Device 


Specialist defence and security IT manufacturer, Secure Systems & Technologies, (SST) reports a major contract win for its specialist TEMPEST Military Rugged hardware solutions.  Reflecting its capabilities for Military Rugged EMC product specialisation, SST has also extended its involvement with the WATCHKEEPER Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) programme, with a new contract to supply rugged network devices suitable for installation in an off-road vehicle.

SST's latest contract win under the WATCHKEEPER programme complements its existing involvement supplying the rugged military flight-critical Ground Control Server Systems, as well as the powerful image data processing hardware.


Managing Director Mathew Richards commented on the company's latest success:

"We are experiencing a strong period of sales activity, across all aspects of SST's specialist business.

WATCHKEEPER continues to be an important programme for us, underlining SST’s ability to meet exacting environmental and EMC specifications.  Using 3D CAD design and modelling, plus exhaustive TEMPEST/EMC environmental and shock/vibration testing w e have already proved our ability to deliver an integrated capability by developing and supplying the rugged servers for the programme.

Our flexible design, test and production facilities combine to present a compelling proposition that continues to win us key business within WATCHKEEPER. 

With recent contract wins totalling over £2.5M , SST is steadily growing its business, based on a reputation for engineering excellence matched by integration expertise and service."

About SST

Established in 2002 as the product of two synergistic organisations, Secure Computer Systems Ltd and Secure Systems Production Ltd, SST operates to ISO 9001 standards.  Its comprehensive service set includes a dedicated engineering and test division, matched by consultancy and training facilities, majoring on COMSEC and EMSEC requirements. 

SST's emphasis is on providing state of the art solutions from concept to deployment, with its design and development facilities backed up by a specialist service organisation. Combined with dynamic Service Partner Agreements, SST maintains full service coverage across the European and NATO theatres.

SST's success is substantially based on its long-standing ability to deliver a complete end-to-end service.  This is achieved by working in partnership with its customers, major prime contractors and global IT product leaders – identifying and adapting current technologies, and creating individual solutions that meet a project's stringent requirements for data security.

A critical element of SST's philosophy involves managing obsolescence effectively, ensuring that customers receive lifetime product support.

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