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North Atlantic Industries' SIU34S Selected as Mission Computer for HADES

BOHEMIA, NY – July 2024 -- North Atlantic Industries (NAI), a leader in rugged, embedded electronics and computing solutions for the defense, industrial, and commercial aerospace industries, proudly announces that its latest product, the SIU34S, has been selected as the Mission Computer for the High Accuracy Detection and Exploitation System (HADES) program. The SIU34S is the latest addition to the HADES platform.

The SIU34S is a versatile and scalable Rugged Mission Computer designed to meet the requirements of modern military and aerospace applications. The SIU34S aligns with the Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA) and Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA™), ensuring compatibility and interoperability across various systems. Its multiprocessor architecture, 3G SDI video input/output, and high-density I/O capabilities make it ideal for processing-intensive applications in air, land, and sea environments.

Leveraging NAI’s Configurable Open Systems Architecture™ (COSA®), the SIU34S offers unmatched flexibility and rapid deployment capabilities. The system integrates Quad Core i7 Intel Tiger Lake (TGL) SBC, multiple smart function modules and video XMC to deliver a comprehensive solution for processing, video, Time Sensitive Networking (TSN), ARINC-429/575, MIL-STD-1553 communications, high density SATA storage, Discrete I/O and Digital-to-Analog output. This commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) solution is SWaP-optimized and supports a broad spectrum of Mil-Aero applications.

"We are excited to see the SIU34S become an integral part of the HADES program," said Lino Massafra, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at NAI. "Our commitment to developing and delivering cutting-edge technology in less time with No NRE that meets the demands of military and aerospace applications is reflected in the SIU34S. Its selection as the Mission Computer for HADES underscores the flexibility, reliability and performance that NAI products deliver."

The HADES program, known for its advanced detection and exploitation capabilities, benefits from the SIU34S robust architecture and seamless integration with existing systems. The SIU34S joins NAI’s NIU3E and SIU34 units, that already play a crucial role in the HADES program by acting as nodal access units (NAU) on the digital backbone. These units facilitate seamless communication between various aircraft sensor interfaces and the high-speed digital backbone TSN Ethernet on the HADES aircraft, ensuring smooth communication and time synchronization of sensor data.

NAI’s SIU34S is set to enhance the operational capabilities of the HADES program, providing a reliable and high-performance solution for mission-critical applications. As the HADES program continues to evolve, NAI remains committed to delivering innovative solutions that drive technological advancements in the defense and aerospace sectors.

NAI is a leading independent supplier of embedded computing, Input/Output, communications, measurement, simulation, power and systems products for commercial, industrial and military applications built on a Configurable Open Systems Architecture™ (COSA®). COSA offers the greatest modularity, flexibility, adaptability and configurability in the industry that accelerates our customers’ time-to-mission. COSA supports a Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA) that delivers the best of both worlds: custom solutions from COTS components with No NRE. For over 50 years, companies like Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Northrop Grumman and Raytheon have leveraged NAI’s capabilities to meet the demanding requirements of a wide range of processing, I/O and communication-centric applications, and do so with uncompromising quality, efficiency and responsiveness. Information about NAI and its products can be found at
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NAI’s Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA) solutions provide customers with pre-configured, pre-validated, rugged military embedded solutions that save development time and cost while reducing program risk. These Flexible, Adaptable, Configurable, Modular and Expandable Systems Eliminate custom designs and redesigns by taking advantage of NAI’s Configurable Open Systems Architecture (COSA). NAI's full suite of MOSA Solutions are ARM® Cortex®-A53 processor-based and are ruggedized to withstand -40° C to +71° C and qualified to MIL-STD-1275D & MIL-STD-704A with 50 ms holdup (VITA 62 power supply); MIL-STD-461F and MIL-STD-810G.

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