Barco to supply rugged displays for UK Army’s Scout SV programme

23 February 2012 (Last Updated February 23rd, 2012 04:30)

General Dynamics (GD) UK has selected Barco to provide its TX-321S triple head rugged extreme displays and Video Processing Unit, VPU-101S, for the British Army’s Scout Specialist Vehicle (Scout SV) programme.

TX-321S triple head rugged extreme display

General Dynamics (GD) UK has selected Barco to provide its TX-321S triple head rugged extreme displays and Video Processing Unit, VPU-101S, for the British Army's Scout Specialist Vehicle (Scout SV) programme.

Barco's selection follows GD awarding a previous contract to the company to provide 13" extreme rugged displays for the programme.

The TX-321S 8" triple head rugged display is based on the company's existing suite of TX rugged extreme displays that are designed for operation in demanding environments such as utility vehicles, helicopters and ground army vehicles.

The display provides an ideal solution for battlefield management, fire control, driver's view enhancement and reconnaissance or local situational awareness inside the combat vehicles.

Additional benefits include a low-reflection touch screen, NVIS capability and sunlight readability, and the display also features a unique thermal management system which makes it suitable for use in harsh temperature environments.

The VPU-101S is a networked video processing and distribution system developed to provide each SV vehicle with networked video and graphics. The combination of displays along with networked video processing will provide improved battlefield situational awareness, as well as aid in efficient collaboration and faster decision making for the soldiers.

The £500m Scout SV project aims to provide the British Army with a powerful combat vehicle which will provide enhanced protection, greater firepower and improved situational awareness against a wide range of threats.

Under the project, GD's ASCOD SV tracked vehicle was selected to gradually replace the Army's ageing fleet of Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance Tracked (CVR (T)) vehicles.

GD is the prime contractor for the Scout SV project, while Lockheed Martin UK INSYS is the SV turret sub contractor.

Image: TX-321S 8" triple head rugged display to provide British Army Scout crew with improved situational awareness and faster decision making. Photo: Barco.