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Thales Chooses DDC’s Power Distribution Module for Light Protected Patrol Vehicle (LPPV)

Bohemia, New York (September 2011) Data Device Corporation (DDC) has been selected by Thales UK to supply 16-Channel Programmable Solid-State Power Controllers (SSPC) for the UK Ministry of Defence’s new Foxhound Light Protected Patrol Vehicle (LPPV). The SSPCs are a key element of the electrical and electronic architecture that Thales is providing to LPPV prime contractor, Force Protection Europe.

DDC was selected based upon the proven in-service performance of their SSPC technology, combined with the power distribution module’s advanced programmability and multichannel capabilities, along with its vital role in supporting General Vehicle Architecture (GVA) conformance.

Benefits of the RP-20161XXFC1 Power Distribution Module include:

  • Replaces Conventional Circuit Breakers, Switches, and Relays
    • Increases System Reliability
    • Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) Savings
    • EMI Reduction
    • Network-Enabled Load Control
  • Battle Proven Technology
    • More than 500,000 DDC SSPC Nodes Installed
      on Military Vehicles since 1988
  • Programmability and Flexibility
    • Enables Load Prioritization and Automated
      Load Shedding
  • Vehicle Health and Diagnostics
    • Current/Voltage/Temperature Feedback
      Allows Advanced Power Quality Management

“DDC is proud to have achieved the high standards required by Thales for its ground vehicles programs. DDC’s Solid-State Power Controllers are a perfect choice for mission critical programs, having proven themselves in military applications and harsh environments worldwide”, stated Steve Rood Goldman, DDC’s Marketing Manager.

Data Device Corporation (DDC) is a world leader in the design and manufacture of high-reliability Connectivity, Power and Control solutions (Data Networking; Power Distribution, Control and Conversion; Motor Control and Motion Feedback) for aerospace, defense, space, and industrial applications. With awards for quality, delivery, and support, DDC has served these industries as a trusted resource for more than 50 years... providing proven solutions that are optimized for efficiency, reliability, and performance. Data Device Corporation brands include DDC, Beta Transformer Technology Corporation, National Hybrid Inc., North Hills Signal Processing Corp., Pascall Electronics Ltd., and XCEL Power Systems Ltd. DDC is headquartered in Bohemia, NY and has manufacturing operations in New York, California, Mexico, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit:

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