Mountain Secure Systems Ships Removable, Ruggedized Solid State Drives to a Leading Defense Contractor for the MQ-9 Reaper Drone Pod System

LONGMONT, Colo. – Mountain Secure Systems (MSS), a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries (PSI) and leading supplier of rugged electronic solutions, announced today that it has recently shipped an order of removable, ruggedized solid state drives (SSDs) to a leading defense contractor, which will be integrated into a pod system for the MQ-9 Reaper Drone. The MQ-9 drone is utilized by the U.S. military to monitor U.S. borders and gather video surveillance intelligence.

The removable 2.5" SATA memory devices mate with a customized docking bay and are environmentally sealed for protection against rapid decompression, EMI, humidity, dust, salt fog, immersion and condensation. The hot swappable device includes mini mil-circular connectors (rated for 100,000 insertion cycles), +28VDC power, EMI filters and captive thumb screws for docking.

"Mountain Secure Systems is proud to be a part of this important program," said Ken Dickson, general manager of Mountain Secure Systems. "Our ruggedized data storage solutions have been extremely dependable for both commercial and military customers."

MSS also offers in-flight entertainment (IFE) solutions for the commercial aircraft market, as well as legacy interface conversion solutions for customers in the aerospace and defense industries. In addition, MSS provides outdoor wireless network solutions for video, voice and data applications.

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About Mountain Secure Systems (

Mountain Secure Systems (MSS), a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries, Inc. (PSI), is a leading supplier of rugged electronics and legacy interface conversion solutions to the aerospace and defense industries, as well as in-flight entertainment solutions for commercial aircraft. In addition, MSS offers outdoor wireless network solutions for video, voice and data applications. Our quality, American-made products are built to withstand the harshest elements of land, sea, air and space.

About Phillips Service Industries, Inc. (

Established in 1967, Phillips Service Industries, Inc. (PSI) is a privately-held global manufacturing and services holding company, which oversees a diverse collection of innovative subsidiaries: Beaver Aerospace Defense, Inc., Evana Automation Specialists, Mountain Secure Systems, POWERTHRU, PSI Repair Services, Inc., PSI Semicon Services, Sciaky, Inc., and Skytronics, Inc. We serve a wide range of high-tech industries like aerospace, defense, automotive, alternative energy, healthcare, security and semiconductor. Our award-winning products and services help reduce costs and maximize efficiency for many Fortune 500 companies around the globe, as well as the U.S. Military. We push the boundaries of technology on critical programs like Homeland Security, Defense research and space exploration, delivering innovative solutions for land, sea, air and space. We're PSI: Always innovating. Everywhere.


Jay Hollingsworth

Public Relations Manager

Phillips Service Industries (PSI)

11878 Hubbard

Livonia, MI 48150-1733

(734) 853-5000

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