The companies will work to integrate a DRS C4InSight system and data distribution unit into Chaiseri’s First Win multi-role vehicle as both companies aim to grow their footprints in Southeast Asia and Thailand, DRS and Chaiseri said Monday.
Mike Sarrica, president of network and imaging systems at DRS, said the exclusive partnership aims to demonstrate DRS’ vehicle system integration offerings and to build a relationship with defense company Chaiseri.
Hiran Koolhiran, CEO and chairman of Chaiseri, said the companies will work to develop a tactical vehicle designed for network-centric missions.
C4InSight platform is intended as an open architecture communications system for controlling and working with different satellite communications, high frequency, very high frequency radios and other below line of sight and line of sight equipment.
The DDU is built to offer networking features such as an embedded Wi-Fi and tactical router; voice call management and cross-banding; network video and GPS distribution; and vehicle power and health management.
DDU systems are also designed to connect to a common tactical work area and to allow integration of third-party applications hosted on virtual machines.