The US Army’s Mission Command Program Office has placed orders with Leonardo DRS for its Mounted Family of Computer Systems (MFoCS).
The orders have been placed as part of an indefinite delivery / indefinite quantity contract.
The contract covers dismountable tablets, processor units, docking stations, interconnecting cables, and three sizes of ruggedised touchscreen display units.
The MFoCS are next-generation combat computing systems that are being installed in ground combat and tactical vehicles to provide modular computing capabilities for the US Army and other services.
The computing systems are also being installed on military aircraft, tactical operations centres, army watercraft, and naval vessels.
These systems are said to provide warfighters with next-generation of computing and display technology with faster processing performance.
The rugged tactical computers can be operated in severe environments and are said to reduce fielding and sustainment costs.
Leonardo DRS Land Electronics business vice-president and general manager Jerry Hathaway said: “MFoCS is the most advanced family of ultra-rugged computers and display systems engineered for military application and it can be installed on every tactical platform variant in use by all of the services.
“Leonardo DRS is proud to provide these next-generation systems for our warfighters to ensure they have one more tool that will give them the edge on the battlefield.”
Work under the contract is being performed in Leonardo DRS’ facility in Melbourne, Florida.
Leonardo DRS has delivered mission critical computing components for FBCB2, JBC-P, BFT, MTS Logistics programmes and the UK Army Bowman programme so far.
Image: The MFoCS are next-generation combat computing systems that are being installed in ground combat and tactical vehicles. Photo: courtesy of Leonardo DRS.