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Smith Myers Secures Key Role in European Coast Guard SAR Contract

Smith Myers , the global leader in cellular communications solutions, proudly announces the selection by Nova Systems of its ARTEMIS Mobile Phone Location and Communications system for integration into its airborne mission system contract for a European Coast Guard.

ARTEMIS will be installed across a fleet of AW189 helicopters, playing a crucial role in supporting SAR (search and rescue) missions.

Integrator Nova Systems will utilise their EASA approved Part 21 Design Organisation based in Shannon, to ensure a tailored solution that meets the rigorous SAR mission requirements for the helicopter fleet. 

Ronnie Trasler, General Manager of Aerospace Integration at Nova Systems, said the major SAR contract will ensure accelerated capability, improvements and longevity of vital lifesaving search and rescue aviation services. 

“Our team has a proven track record of delivering bespoke solutions with our clients. The input from our partners is vital to incorporating the latest technology into our mission systems solutions and Smith Myers’ ARTEMIS is a perfect fit for this project.”” Andrew Munro, Managing Director, Smith Myers added: “As we enter our 37th year in business, we are delighted to be selected by Nova Systems for integration into their mission system once again. And the selection of ARTEMIS for another Coast Guard Programme reinforces the effectiveness and reliability of our award-winning system.”

ARTEMIS is an acknowledged as the global leader in SAR cellular technology and has been recognised by the Royal Aeronautical Society with its Silver Medal award. 

Munro expressed pride that once again, ARTEMIS will contribute to more rapid and positive search and rescue outcomes on another major Search & Rescue Programme.

*ARTEMIS has been in active service saving lives around the world since 2017. The growing global customer base includes programmes in the UK, Europe, North America, South America, the Middle East, South East Asia and Australia.   

About Smith Myers www.smithmyers.com 

Smith Myers Communications Ltd is an award-winning UK company specialising in the design, development, manufacture and support of application specific cellular network and handset capabilities for Network Operators, Government Agencies, Law Enforcement, Military, and Search and Rescue organisations. Awards include the Royal Aeronautical Society Silver Medal; ADS Security Innovation Awards, British Engineering Excellence Award, and ICCA (International Critical Communications) Award. 

About ARTEMIS https://smithmyers.com/artemis-capability/ 

ARTEMIS can quickly identify and accurately locate mobile telephones in the challenging airborne SAR environment, even where there is no cellular network present.  ARTEMIS can detect cellular handsets at extended ranges of up to 35Km and provide unique capabilities such as mass-mapping and geofencing, which lead to more rapid positive outcomes, even in low light/IMC conditions.  ARTEMIS is not a DF system but uses the actual cellular (2G/3G/4G/5G) protocols to identify, geolocate and communicate with the handsets. ARTEMIS operates stand-alone in complete isolation from the cellular network.

About Nova Systems https://www.novasystems.com/ 

As a leading global engineering services and technology solutions company, Nova Systems is a trusted partner in bespoke special mission aircraft solutions. Nova Systems designs, certifies, and deploys innovative, high quality mission system integration and modification solutions. Its 23+ years of experience ensures it maximises operational capability requirements and aircraft availability. Nova System’s highly skilled team use leading edge technology, offer through-life support solutions and world-class program management to provide accelerated capability and a turnkey solution, supporting the life cycle of the system.  To learn more, visit www.novasystems.com.

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