Rugged Computing


SWaP Optimized Computing Solutions Supported by Industry-Leading Technologies

Rugged computing solutions play a significant role in supporting national security requirements, and they can be found supporting these missions on land, at sea, in the air, and in space. These systems have been designed and engineered to withstand the extreme environmental conditions inherent in these unique domains of engagement, while adhering to strict Size, Weight, Power, and Cost (SWaP-C) requirements.

Spectra companies have decades of experience supporting, developing, and implementing the rugged computing solutions needed for these high-profile missions. The Spectra family of companies understands the unique demands of the national security community, and we work closely with our customers to ensure they have the optimal solutions for their complex, long-term military programs in support of every branch of the U.S. Armed Forces and its allies.


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ArgonFDS Rugged Computing Solutions

ArgonFDS, a proud member of the Spectra Aerospace & Defense family of companies, offers a rich line of computing solutions that provide the lowest in Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) in the industry. These computing solutions can be used as servers or for mission computers, vehicle status, situational awareness, or just about any application where a compact yet powerful computer is required.

We offer the following solutions which are completely customizable to specific applications:

  • Dismounted Soldier and up to UxV Application Computing “Bricks”
  • Integration of the Rugged Display Monitor and Computer
  • Rugged Tablets with 5” to 12” LCDs
  • Rugged Laptops or Workstations
  • Rugged Rack Mount Computers

Most of our Rugged Displays – in sizes ranging from 5” to 43” – are also available with an integrated computer. Smaller units are considered Tablets, whereas the larger sizes are integrated Displays/Computers, which have the benefit of reducing the solution to one LRU from two and full interoperability between the Rugged Display and Computer.

Our Custom, Rugged Laptops/Workstations precisely meet the need for a portable unit, housing the computer, display, keyboard, and other custom functions, as required. ArgonFDS provides these units in 15″, 17″ and 20″ display versions. These rugged laptops can be configured with a wide range of I/O including network connections, removable storage, hot-swappable batteries, RS-232/422/485 serial comms, touch screens, DVD, customized keyboards, and other options.




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Galleon Rugged, Secure Computing Solutions

For over a decade, Galleon Embedded Computing has been a leading provider of rugged ultra-small form factor computing systems deployed to the harshest environmental conditions and found in all operational domains. Galleon has supported numerous high-profile missions and has garnered direct experience on various vehicle platforms tasked with ensuring national security.

Galleon’s rugged computing products are designed to withstand the most extreme operating conditions and are ideal for the following:

  • Autonomous Underwater Vehicles
  • Naval Vessels
  • Tanks, Armor, and Tracked Military Land Vehicles
  • Surface-to-Air Systems
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
  • Fighter Aircraft
  • Military Airlift Operations
  • Space Operations


Galleon’s rugged, secure computing products are actively supporting the following missions:

  • Command & Control
  • Electronic Warfare
  • Enhanced Situational Awareness
  • Fire Control
  • Surveillance
  • Reconnaissance
  • Digital Signal Processing (RADAR, SONAR, Audio Processing, Seismology)



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