Founder and chairperson of the Board of Directors,
Barry Jackson is a founder, a shareholder and the chairperson of the Board of Directors of Cahon Systems. Jackson was educated through the British schools and college system. He trained as an electronics engineer specializing in computing with a major U.K. computer manufacturer, changed and then focused on guided weapons, radar and radio communications systems in later years. He worked for a large U.K. defense contractor in the U.K. and overseas before leaving to become the director of European operations for a U.S. telemetry company. He and a partner founded and operated a UK telemetry engineering company, which they operated for 17 years. During this time he acquired considerable expertise in the application and installation of the products of several U.S. telemetry and video compression companies. Jackson moved to the U.S. and managed world-wide sales for a video surveillance company prior to founding Cahon Systems Inc.
Cahon Systems Inc. was founded in 2008. At that time the company acquired the products, intellectual property, personnel and facilities of RFA Design Inc., an established designer and manufacturer of airborne and ground based satellite communications equipment for both commercial and military applications.
Cahon Systems continues to design and manufacture innovative communications products. These include the line of ground and airborne satellite communication terminals that have been flying on UAVs since 2004. Cahon has developed a next generation system that has been flying on UAVs since January 2010.