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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12 Inch Rugged Display ARD12

12″ Rugged Display for C5ISR Platforms

Main Features
▸ Extremely Small Bezel Dimensions
▸ Low Weight
▸ Customer Defined Bezel Buttons
▸ NVG Compatibility (Option)
▸ High Brightness (Option)
▸ Military Connectors
▸ Wide Range for Environmental/EMI
▸ Fully Enclosed Unit (IP66), Convection Cooling
▸ Rugged AR Touch Screen (Option)

▸ Fixed & Rotary Wing Aircraft
▸ Naval & Maritime Vessels
▸ Military Ground Vehicles
▸ Transportation
▸ Oil & Gas

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ArgonFDS offers a 12.1” rugged display that is particularly suitable for Command & Control applications where space is at a premium such as in combat & tactical vehicles, mobile shelters, and close-in naval spaces. The ARD12’s small bezel size, flexible mounting configurations, configurable I/O, and universal AC/DC power supply make it a valuable solution for many mission critical applications.


The ARD12 is a full-featured combat ready display with a wide variety of standard options, and ArgonFDS is prepared to customize the display to ensure that the product meets your exacting requirements. Moreover, ArgonFDS prides itself on working collaboratively with customers to precisely achieve their desired solution. Our company has a proven track record of providing high-quality, reliable, and long-lasting products, earning us a trusted reputation in aerospace & defense.


Viewable Area12.1” Diagonal
Display TypeTFT LCD w/ LED Backlight
Resolution800x600 or 1024x768, Widescreen Inquire
Contrast Ratio>1400:1
Brightness400+ nits Typical, High Brightness option up to 750+ nits
Touch ScreenRuggedized, Analog Resistive
NVGOptional NVG Compatibility

Overall Unit
Dimensions (Typical)11.3" x 8.5" x 1.6"
Weight6 +-lbs
Power Input18 to 36VDC or 110/220VAC 44 to 440Hz Input
Power Consumption25W Typical
I/ORGB/DVI, RS-170, RS232/USB (For Touch Screen or Bezel Buttons)
ConnectorsMIL Circular, D Sub or Specify
EnclosureAluminum, Enclosed (No Openings)
User ControlsOn/Off, OSD, Brightness, Bezel Buttons, Day/Night (for NVIS)


(Designed to meet, but is not limited to, the following selected specifications)

Operating Temp-10oC to +55oC (-40oC optional)
Storage Temp-40oC to +71oC
ShockCrash Safety, Bench Handling, MIL-STD-810G, Method 516.6
VibrationSine on Random, MIL-810E, Method 514.6, Proc 1, Cat 7
EMI/EMCFull suite of MIL-STD-461 (Performed on AT version)
Altitude40k ft Operational/Non-Operational
Salt Fog, Sand/DustMIL-STD-810F, Method 510.5, Proc I & II (IP66)
Humidity100% Condensing, Op and Non Op per MIL-STD-810G, Method 507.5