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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17 Inch Rugged Display ARD17

17” 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
Oil & Gas

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ArgonFDS offers a 17” rugged display that is particularly suitable for Command & Control console applications where space is at a premium such as in combat & tactical vehicles, mobile shelters, and close-in naval spaces. The ARD17’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. Of course, argon will customize the unit to meet your exact electrical or mechanical interfaces.


The ARD17 is a full-featured mil spec 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 Area17” Diagonal
Display TypeTFT LCD w/ LED Backlight
Resolution1280x1024 (SXGA)
Contrast Ratio>1400:1
Brightness400 nits Typical, High Brightness Option up to 750+ nits
Touch ScreenRuggedized, Analog Resistive, PCAP Inquire
NVIS SafetyNVG Compatibility (Option)
Overall Unit
Dimensions (Rack Mt)15.00" x 12.28" x 1.58"
Weight14 +-lbs
Power Input18 to 36VDC or 110/220VAC 47 to 440 Hz Input
Power Consumption40W Typical
I/O OptionsAnalog/DVI, RS-170, RS232, USB (For Touch Screen or Bezel Buttons)
ConnectorsMIL Circular, D Sub or Specify
EnclosureAluminum, Enclosure (No Openings)
User ControlsOn/Off, OSD, Brightness, Bezel Buttons, Day/Night
(Designed to meet, but is not limited to, the following selected specifications)
Operating Temp-10°C to +55°C (-40°C Option), MIL-STD-810
Storage Temp-40°C to +71°C, MIL-STD-810
ShockMil-S-901D and Others
Vibration2.25 grms, MIL-STD-810
EMI/EMCDesigned to MIL-STD-461
Altitude40k ft Operating/Non-Operating, MIL-STD-810
Salt Fog, Sand/DustResistant to Salt Fog, Unit is 100% Enclosed
HumidityOperational, 100% Condensing, MIL-STD-810