Spectra Aerospace & Defense is a trusted and growing platform of C5ISR companies – CALCULEX, Galleon Embedded Computing, and ArgonFDS - bringing over a half-century of rugged, mission-ready, battle-tested experience to bear in aerospace and defense applications. From high-speed data acquisition, data recording and secure, high-density storage, to computing and rugged, clear display of mission data, Spectra delivers the products and subsystems needed for the most demanding military air, land, and sea platforms. With our comprehensive portfolio of rugged products, systems, and solutions, the Spectra family of companies’ customized end-to-end solutions for the C5ISR market help military end-users achieve mission success. Simply put, Spectra's rugged solutions Capture, Process, and Display your mission-critical data in the harshest environmental conditions. In the air, at sea, on land, and in space; We simplify integration.


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Airborne Systems

The Trusted Partner for High-Performance Airborne Solutions


At ArgonFDS, we lead the way in delivering rugged computing, display, and peripheral solutions that excel even in the most demanding environments. Our technology has been rigorously tested and proven across various domains, including the skies. We take pride in serving a broad range of airborne systems with our innovative, durable, and dependable products.


Soaring High with Unmatched Airborne Performance

Our airborne solutions are specifically tailored to meet the unique needs and challenges inherent in aviation. They offer exceptional performance, reliability, and durability, even under the harshest airborne conditions. From state-of-the-art fighter jets to advanced unmanned aerial vehicles, our products ensure optimal operation and data accuracy.

Here’s a snapshot of the airborne platforms that benefit from our products:

  • Fighter & Attack Aircraft: Our rugged computing systems provide swift data processing and display, equipping pilots with real-time information for strategic decision-making during high-speed combat scenarios.
  • Antisubmarine & Patrol Aircraft: Our robust technology delivers reliable performance during extended surveillance periods, facilitating efficient detection and tracking of underwater threats.
  • Military Airlift & Transport Aircraft: In these heavy-duty aircraft, durability is paramount. Our rugged solutions offer the necessary resilience to withstand intense vibrations and temperature fluctuations.
  • Airborne Early Warning and Control Aircraft: Our high-performance displays and peripherals enable accurate data analysis and communication, contributing to superior airspace management operations.
  • Rotary-Wing Aircraft: For helicopters and other rotary-wing aircraft, our rugged systems provide stability and precision, ensuring uninterrupted operation even in turbulent conditions.
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Our cutting-edge computing solutions supply the processing power required for autonomous flight, navigation, and mission execution, enabling these UAVs to perform their tasks efficiently.
  • Medium & Heavy Bomber Aircraft: Our technology provides the robustness and reliability needed for these high-risk missions, ensuring precise targeting and safe operation.

At ArgonFDS, we’re committed to pushing the boundaries of rugged technology. We understand that in the airborne domain, there’s no margin for error. That’s why we persistently innovate and refine our products, delivering solutions that consistently rise above the rest.



Rugged Computers and Tablets

ArgonFDS offers a comprehensive line of durable and agile rugged computers and tablets, renowned for being the smallest in Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP). Precision-engineered to withstand the harshest environments, our products are reliable C5ISR solutions for the most demanding applications. You can rely on our rugged computing, display, and peripheral solutions to stand up against extreme conditions and the test of time.

Our product portfolio includes compact, lightweight "Brick" computers, handheld tablets, and fully-featured sunlight-readable laptops/workstations. Thanks to an extensive library of design configurations, we ensure we have the ideal solution for your C5ISR application. Our selection includes diverse processor types, RAM sizes, mass storage, pointing devices, and communication ports, custom-tailored to meet your needs.

Why complicate procurement with multiple suppliers for your rugged display, computing, and peripheral needs when ArgonFDS can provide both? In some instances, unforeseen conflicts may arise between the display monitor and the computer. By sourcing both from ArgonFDS, you eliminate this risk, ensuring potential conflicts are swiftly managed and resolved.

Our robust line of computing solutions boasts the industry's lowest Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) specifications. We offer customizable solutions suitable for various applications:

  • Computing 'Bricks' for Dismounted and UxV Applications
  • Integrated Rugged Display Monitors and Computers
  • Rugged Tablets
  • Rugged Laptops
  • Rugged Rack-mount Computers

Our rugged display sizes are also available with integrated computers, forming part of ArgonFDS' rugged tablet product family. With only a slight increase in unit depth, these smart display solutions house a computer behind the LCD, making them ideal for airborne, naval, or land-based platforms.

We also provide standalone rugged computers, perfect as servers or command and control systems in various military applications. Our computer "Bricks" stand out in the market due to their compactness, low weight, and low power consumption.

Our Rugged Workstations are available in standard laptop design, with 15", 17", and 20" display versions. They can be customized with a wide range of I/O ports, network connections, removable and non-removable storage devices, and custom keyboards.

Rugged Displays

Experience the unparalleled performance and durability of ArgonFDS's rugged display monitors. Our robust product line includes LCD displays ranging from a compact 5.0" to a substantial 43", providing unmatched versatility for any application. Whether it's military land operations, air missions or sea explorations, ArgonFDS solutions have consistently delivered exceptional results on global platforms.

Key features such as Sunlight Readability and NVG Compatibility ensure our displays provide crystal-clear visuals in all environments. Additional features like our Rugged AR Touch Screen, diverse Video Inputs, Bezel Keys, and Cold Start options enhance our designs' user experience and practicality. Trust ArgonFDS to deliver a custom unit that integrates flawlessly with your application by leveraging our extensive design library.

ArgonFDS is proud to offer one of the industry's most comprehensive and innovative selections of rugged display monitors. Our products are recognized worldwide on military land, air, and sea platforms, thanks to their limitless applications.

We continuously innovate and adapt our products to meet customer challenges that others cannot or will not. A recent example of this is when ArgonFDS was tasked with developing a 19" rack mount 21.3" viewable LCD with an LED backlighting system less than 3" deep. We not only met this challenge but exceeded expectations, now offering the lightest weight and highest viewable surface for the 19" rack mount application - the ARD21.

Our standard options, such as Sunlight Readability, NVG Compatibility, Rugged AR Touch Screen, Video Inputs, Bezel Keys, and Cold Start, allow us to quickly customize a unit that perfectly fits your application and installation.

We understand that many of our designs may require qualification testing. As such, we're prepared to provide reports. If similar qualifications can't be established for a model, we're ready to work with you to develop a cost-efficient qualification test program.

At ArgonFDS, we understand that one size does not fit all and every application has unique requirements. We've built our business model around this concept to better serve our customers.

Rugged Peripherals

Experience the power of resilience and agility with ArgonFDS's high-grade rugged peripherals. Our comprehensive suite extends beyond standard ruggedized monitors and computers, encompassing a wide array of peripherals designed to enhance and fortify your operational capabilities. Whether you require data input devices, multi-channel communication switches, or advanced connectivity extenders, we have solutions tailored to your needs. These robust peripherals are meticulously engineered for various applications across diverse environments—sea, air, land, or even outer space. With ArgonFDS, expect steadfast performance in any circumstance.

In addition to our rugged display monitors and computers, we offer a diverse range of peripherals to support your varied applications.

Our NAIP EAL4 Certified Rugged KVM Switches assure information security when required most. These 4-port devices (DVI and USB) are ideal for HMI control over remote computers, effectively reducing manpower requirements and enabling computer control in remote or challenging environments.

For scenarios where large distances separate the HMI and remote computers, we provide a Transmitter/Receiver pair equipped with Fiber Optic transmission.

We also offer a versatile family of Rugged Keyboards suitable for nearly any application. From the compact yet highly durable ARK100 to the larger, adaptable ARK200, our keyboards come with a variety of NVIS compatible, sealed, backlit keypads, indicators, buttons, and an integrated trackball. They also feature various options such as I/O (USB, PS/2, RS-232/422), pointing devices, mounting schemes, and even 19" rack mount hinges. As with all ArgonFDS products, we are happy to customize the keyboard to meet your specific needs.

ArgonFDS is committed to meeting your unique requirements and has provided customers with custom rugged peripherals, including handheld pointing devices and video converters. We are open to considering any peripheral project that requires ruggedization or other unique modifications.