Ampex supports U.S. Army Maneuver Short-Range Air Defense Stryker

By Ampex Data Systems | May 10, 2021

(Hayward, CA) April, 2021 – Ampex Data Systems (Ampex), a Delta Information Systems Company, is proud to announce the award of a firm fixed price contract with Leonardo DRS in support of the U.S. Army’s Maneuver Short-Range Air Defense (M-SHORAD Inc. 1) Stryker-based system. The Ampex TuffCORD network attached storage (NAS) system will store critical information for the platform using its network file server capabilities. The U.S. Army’s M-SHORAD Inc. 1 is designed to counter threats from unmanned aerial systems, rotary, and fixed wing aircraft.

Ampex’s low-cost TuffCORD NAS device is part of the Ampex TuffServ product line of rugged NAS systems. TuffServs are, multi-functional devices for customers who need a data system to operate in harsh environments in the field, at sea, in the air, and even in space. TuffServs are available for the full spectrum of applications to include data acquisition and storage of video, radar, imagery, bus, and flight test instrumentation data among many others. TuffServs can also function as wholeplatform servers, mission computers, or supplemental processors (see details at

The new contract with Leonardo DRS represents yet another major milestone for Ampex and the defense industry. “Ampex has offered leading data acquisition and storage solutions to the aerospace industry for many years. This contract shows we can easily apply the same expertise to the ground vehicle market,” stated Jim Orahood, Corporate Vice President and General Manager of Ampex Data Systems. Ampex will complete work at its Silicon Valley headquarters in Hayward, CA.

About Ampex Data Systems
Since 1944, Ampex has been an industry leader in cutting edge technologies to solve the toughest data management and data storage challenges. With its lineage as one of the first Silicon Valley companies, Ampex continues to innovate its ruggedized avionics and ground-based data systems with applied research in onboard cyber security, advanced encryption, and machine learning for onboard data analytics. Ampex is headquartered in Hayward, California and has offices in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Tokyo, Japan. For more information visit or follow @AmpexData on Twitter.

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