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North Atlantic Industries & GDCA Inc extend U.S. Navy Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM) Program.

BOHEMIA, NY February 2024 – North Atlantic Industries (NAI), a global leader in rugged embedded computing solutions, is pleased to announce the successful transfer of the esteemed 64C1 & 64D1 legacy product lines, renowned for their reliability and longstanding service to the U.S. Navy, to GDCA Inc., a pioneer in managing the lifecycle of critical embedded single board computers and systems. This strategic move underscores NAI's commitment to offering diverse solutions for legacy products, providing customers with options to ensure continuity in their operations.

"As a leader in rugged embedded computing, NAI recognizes the importance of providing robust solutions for legacy products," said Lino Massafra, VP of Sales and Marketing. "The transfer of these product lines to GDCA Inc. not only ensures the continued support for the U.S. Navy but also showcases NAI's commitment to offering multiple avenues for our customers to address their evolving needs and requirements for legacy products."

GDCA Inc., with its proven expertise in managing the lifecycle of critical circuit card assemblies, welcomes the addition of the 64C1 & 64D1 product lines to its portfolio. This collaboration aligns with GDCA Inc.'s commitment to normalizing such strategic product transfers within the industry, emphasizing that it is a common and beneficial practice for both customers and partners.

"This transfer exemplifies GDCA Inc.'s dedication to providing sustainable solutions for our customers and partners," said Ethan Plotkin, CEO. "We are thrilled to incorporate the 64C1 & 64D1 legacy product lines into our offerings, ensuring ongoing support for the U.S. Navy and demonstrating that OEM/LEM collaborations are a standard practice in our industry. "

For over 20 years, the 64C1 & 64D1 VME multifunction I/O products have played a crucial role in supporting the U.S. Navy’s RIM-7 Missile aboard three ship classes (CVN, LHA, and LHD) using the MK 57 NATO SEASPARROW Missile System (NSSMS) and MK 29 Guided Missile Launching System (GMLS) with a proven track record of reliability and efficiency. The 64C1 & 64D1 connect and communicate with multiple types of shipboard sensors, serving as an integral part of the launcher and radar systems for the RIM-7 Missile.

In response to Diminishing Material Supply issues, NAI is closely collaborating with GDCA Inc. to facilitate a Technical Data Package exchange. This initiative aims to enable GDCA Inc. to continue producing the products for the next 15 years, maintaining the same Form, Fit, and Function (FFF) without impacting the U.S. Navy’s application code. This commitment reinforces NAI’s dedication to providing uninterrupted support for U.S. Navy critical operations, with GDCA Inc. diligently upholding the high standards and reliability associated with these essential legacy product lines.

About North Atlantic Industries:
North Atlantic Industries (NAI) is a global leader in the design and manufacturing of rugged embedded computing solutions for defense, aerospace, and industrial applications. With a legacy of innovation spanning several decades, NAI is dedicated to providing versatile solutions for legacy products, ensuring the long-term success of its customers.

About GDCA Inc.:
GDCA Inc. is a leading provider of long-term embedded support solutions, specializing in managing the entire lifecycle of critical electronic components. With a focus on reliability, flexibility, and sustainability, GDCA Inc. empowers organizations to extend the life of their systems, reduce costs, and mitigate risks associated with obsolescence.

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