Crystal Group Awarded Boeing Contract for Video Processing and Data Storage Devices on U.S. Navy P-8A Aircraft

Hiawatha, Iowa, USA  –  Crystal Group Inc., a trusted manufacturing partner of rugged commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) custom-developed computers, displays, switches, and storage devices, announced today that Boeing awarded the company a contract for video processing and data storage units to be deployed on the U.S. Navy’s P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft.

Boeing, which provides the Next-Generation 737-800 airframe used for the P-8A, is developing a fleet of long-range anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft to replace the aging fleet of P-3C aircraft.

Installations of Crystal Group’s data storage unit, storage server computer and digital video processor assemblies will begin for the P-8A aircraft in 2014 and 2015 as part of Lot 4 and Lot 5 production.

“Crystal Group has a long-term relationship with Boeing.  The P-8A award for our equipment demonstrates the strong and close cooperation.  Crystal Group will continue to focus on providing value to Boeing by working closely with Boeing designers and by providing high quality, dependable products on time,” says Crystal Group’s Todd Prouty, Business Development Manager.

About Crystal Group Inc.

Crystal Group Inc., an employee-owned small business located in Hiawatha, Iowa, USA, designs and manufactures deployment-ready, rugged servers, displays, networking devices, embedded systems, and storage devices that fit mission critical applications. The company’s web site is

For more than 27 years Crystal Group has been developing rugged solutions for our customers’ most challenging needs. Crystal Group excels at providing commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) and custom designed computer systems tailored to specification.  All products are designed and built to meet and exceed MIL-STDs 810F/G, 167-1, 461E/F and MIL-S-901D. Crystal Group offers integration services in addition to configuration management, product life-cycle planning and 5+ year warranties.

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