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Smith Myers' ARTEMIS selected by Nova Systems for Coast Guard SAR contract

Smith Myers' ARTEMIS Mobile Phone Location and Communications system has been selected by Nova Systems for integration into its airborne mission system SAR (search and rescue) contract for a European Coast Guard.

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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.

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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.”

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In the vanguard of advanced SAR cellular technology, ARTEMIS has been recognised by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) with its Silver Medal award. 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.

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