Vehicular tactical computer from Elbit Systems uses COTS components

A tactical computer for installation in combat vehicles will be showcased by Elbit Systems at the NIDV exhibition held in Rotterdam, this week.

The seventh generation of Elbit’s Enhanced Tactical Computer (ETC MK7) complies with NATO generic vehicle architecture (GVA) and is designed to operate in harsh conditons. It is backwards compatible and embeds the latest commercial off the shelf (COTS) components including the Intel i7 quad core processor and a solid state drive. The tactical computer features a 12.1-inch sun-readable LCD, a high-resolution capacitive touchscreen, a global positioning system (GPS) as well as a video capture capability.

Similar to previous ETC generations, the ETC MK7 is designed to operate under harsh environmental and electromagnetic interference (EMI) conditions. It is fully compliant with MIL-STD-810G and MIL-STD-461E and interfaces with analogue and digital radio systems. The ETC MK7 is offered either as an integrated unit or in a split display-processor unit configuration.

Elbit Systems is an international high technology company engaged in a wide range of defence, homeland security and commercial programs throughout the world. The company, which includes Elbit Systems and its subsidiaries, operates in aerospace, land, and naval systems, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR), unmanned aircraft systems, advanced electro-optics, electro-optic space systems, EW suites, signal intelligence systems, data links and communications systems, radios and cyber-based systems and munitions. Elbit also focuses on the upgrading of existing platforms, developing new technologies for defence, homeland security and commercial applications and providing a range of support services, including training and simulation systems.

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