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Delta Receives Army Gray Eagle LRIP Phase II

July 28, 2011

Horsham, PA – Delta Digital Video, a business unit of Delta Information Systems, Inc., is pleased to announce it has received an award to deliver its Model 6021R Standard Definition Airborne Video Encoders (SD-AVEA) in support of the U.S. Army’s Gray Eagle Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) Phase II. The Grey Eagle, designated MQ-1C, is the U. S. Army’s Extended Range, Multi-Purpose (ER-MP) unmanned air vehicle system. The Grey Eagle provides persistent intelligence gathering, surveillance, reconnaissance and direct attack capability for the war fighter.

The Model 6021R is a rugged airborne video encoder designed to meet the requirements of the Motion Imagery Standards Board (MISB) which promotes interoperability within the Intelligence-Surveillance- Reconnaissance (ISR) and Geo-spatial Intelligence communities. Delta’s Model 6021R has been certified by the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) to be compliant with the MISB standards. This certification assures interoperability with a wide range of similarly compliant decoders and exploitation systems, assuring that our war fighters have timely access to the highest quality Full Motion Video.

“We are thrilled to be a part of the General Atomics – Aeronautical Systems and United States Army Gray Eagle UAS program” said Gary Thom, President of Delta Information Systems. “This award is an affirmation of our commitment to General Atomics, the US Army and the unmanned systems community. Our rugged airborne video encoders, used in the Gray Eagle aircraft, provide outstanding Full Motion Video capability for this important program.” Mr. Thom further stated, “The use of stand alone video encoders, like the Model 6021R, not only provide excellent performance and functionality, but also provide a very flexible and cost effective migration path as video compression technology advances or as more video streams are added.”

About Delta Digital Video

Delta Digital Video designs and manufactures video compression and scan conversion products for the Military, Law Enforcement, Broadcast, Intelligent Transportation, and Security markets. Video compression products reduce the bandwidth required to transmit or store high quality Standard Definition (SD) or High Definition (HD) video information using state-of-the-art, standards compliant video compression algorithms. Scan conversion products convert non-standard video signals into standard video signals so that they can be recorded or displayed on standard video equipment. Delta Digital Video is a division of Delta Information Systems, Inc. For more information please visit

About General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., an affiliate of General Atomics, delivers situational awareness by providing unmanned aircraft, radar, and electro-optic solutions for military and commercial applications worldwide. The company’s Aircraft Systems Group is a leading designer and manufacturer of proven, reliable unmanned aircraft systems, including Predator A, Predator B, Sky Warrior, and the new Predator C Avenger®. It also manufactures a variety of solid-state digital Ground Control Stations (GCSs), including the next-generation Advanced Cockpit GCS, and provides pilot training and support services for UAS field operations. The Reconnaissance Systems Group designs, manufactures, and integrates the Lynx® SAR/GMTI radar and sophisticated Claw® sensor control and image analysis software into both manned and unmanned aircraft. It also integrates other sensor and communication equipment into manned ISR aircraft and develops emerging technologies in solid-state lasers, electro-optic sensors, and ultra-wideband data links for government applications. For more information, please visit, .