Sanmina-SCI, an electronics manufacturing services company, has announced that its defense and aerospace systems division based in Huntsville, Alabama has delivered the 600th data concentrator unit to the US Army.
The data concentrator unit (DCU) was developed under contract for the US Army Technology Applications Program Office (TAPO) as a component of the Common Avionics Architecture System (CAAS) now being integrated in the CH-47F Chinook and UH-60M Blackhawk. The CAAS DCU is a device designed to interface and format discrete, analog and avionics bus data from various aircraft equipment and sensors, transmitting the data over MIL-STD-1553, RS-422 and ARINC-429 digital data busses.
Jim Cocke, senior vice president of Sanmina-SCI’s defense and aerospace systems division, said: We are extremely proud to play a part in our nation’s defense through our association with the US Army and our DCU program. Delivering the 600th DCU marks another key milestone for Sanmina-SCI’s defense and aerospace systems team, and exemplifies our commitment to delivering technical excellence and quality services to our customers.