Wolfhound is an advanced handheld radio frequency threat and direction finding system jointly developed by a specialized team of subject matter experts for the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC).
LANGHORNE, PA / December 20, 2010 — Paramount Industries, Inc., a world-class rapid deployment, product development and manufacturing services company, today announced the designation of the U.S. Army’s Wolfhound Handheld Threat Warning System as the U.S. Army’ Invention of the Year.
In 2009 while working with CERDEC, Paramount Industries manufactured fielded 30 systems for the U.S. Army using cast urethane and laser sintering technologies. Paramount’s low rate initial production system (LRIP) allowed for the rapid prototyping of production quality test units for the military personnel. This product development process allowed the U.S. Army to train warfighters on the device and for Paramount to collect end user feedback critical to design verification prior to launching tooling. In Q1 2010, Paramount began delivery of production injection molded systems for final electronic assembly and testing, and in December 2010 the U.S. Army received the Invention of the Year Award.
“It’s real privilege to work with a government agency that employs the imagination and innovation of our country’s brightest professionals,” said Jim Williams, president and CEO of Paramount Industries. “We were honored to design, engineer, prototype and manufacture a device intended to ensure mission success and the safety of the brave men and women in our nation’s military.”
The Invention of the Year Award is nearly a decade long program that recognizes the Army’s latest inventions in science and technology that demonstrate a significant impact to Army capabilities, potential benefits outside the Army, and overall inventiveness. A panel of non-commissioned officers with recent combat experience and field grade officers from the Training and Doctrine Command evaluate the submissions.
The Wolfhound Handheld Threat Warning System is a one-of-a-kind, radio frequency direction- finder. The system is designed for simplified operations in austere conditions and rapidly geo-locates RF transmitters operating in the Very High Frequency and Ultra High Frequency bands. The Wolfhound is intended to help U.S. forces find enemy command and control nodes, observation posts and spotter positions. It can also assist in combat search and rescue efforts.
About Paramount Industries, Inc. (www.paramountind.com)
Founded in 1966, Paramount Industries, Inc. is among the world’s most experienced providers of product development services, including design engineering, additive manufacturing, rapid prototyping, direct digital manufacturing, rapid manufacturing, tooling, urethane casting, injection molding and contract manufacturing. Paramount’s principal engineering and manufacturing facilities are registered AS9100B with the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG), ISO 9001:2008 certified by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) registered. The company holds active memberships with the 3DS Users Group (3DSUG), Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME), Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), Keystone Chapter AUVSI, Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) and ASTM International– formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials. Industry news updates can be received via Paramountâ€™s social networks on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube or the companyâ€™s press release distribution service.
About CERDEC (www.cerdec.army.mil)
CERDEC is the leading supplier of advanced Command, Central Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Technologies that enable Information Dominance and Decisive Lethality for the Networked Warfighter.