U.S. Air Force Awards Contract to Handheld Systems for Husky FS/2's

Handheld Systems, Inc., a leading provider of rugged handheld computer and support services, announced today a major new contract to supply Husky FS/2 field computers and related accessories to the U.S. Air Force.The Husky FS/2 has many desirable features placing it at the forefront of rugged handheld computer devices and making it the ideal field solution for the U.S. Air Force. In addition to offering first class data security, the Husky FS/2's magnesium alloy construction provides an exceptionally lightweight, rugged housing with the strength to withstand the roughest handling and weather conditions. It is fully sealed and rigorously tested to military standards against shock, immersion, extreme temperature ranges and survival of a four foot drop onto concrete.

"We are delighted to establish this new relationship with the U.S. Air Force by providing the handheld computer technology that will make the Air Force and its personnel that much more productive," says Mike Berg, President of Handheld Systems. "We are committed to providing them with the right handheld computer technology to meet their needs today and well into the future."

"The new Husky FS/2's will be of great benefit to the Air Force. With the FS/2's, our Flight Line Personnel working outdoors now have a rugged handheld that is tough enough to withstand the harsh conditions experienced every day when traveling to and from the aircraft on the flight deck. It also provides us with long battery life, which is important to our crews who may be away from our field bases for some time," said Clint Hladik, Software Project Leader, U.S. Air Force.

The Air Force plans to deploy the new Husky FS/2's throughout bases across the world for uploading and downloading critical jet engine control data. This data provides the basis for generating accurate and detailed reports for its fleet of aircraft.

Handheld Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of rugged handheld computers that automate the data collection process. Our equipment helps companies and government to operate efficiently and effectively, to grow revenues, and to lower operating costs. We are authorized dealers for Husky Computers, DAP Technologies, and Norand and provide support services including custom software development, handheld computer maintenance, and technical support. For more information, please feel free to contact us.