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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Sensor Recording


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Processing & Routing






21 Inch Rugged Display ARD21

21.3”, UXGA Resolution, Rugged Display for C5ISR Platforms

Main Features
▸ Low Power Consumption – 65W at 400 Nits (Typical)
▸ LED Backlighting System
▸ 19” Rack Mount, 8U/9U High, 2.8” Depth
▸ Optional Handles
▸ Low Weight (15.7lbs)
▸ 901D and Other Environmental/EMI Qualification Tests Performed
▸ Fully Enclosed Unit; No Holes or Fans

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

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ArgonFDS offers a 21.3” rugged display that is designed for Command & Control applications where maximum viewable surface area is needed in the smallest mounting possible. The ARD21’s extremely 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 ARD21’s 21.3” display is suitable for combat & tactical vehicles, mobile shelters, and close in naval spaces. ArgonFDS offers the customer a variety of standard options and is ready to customize 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.


The ARD21 display as been designed to be FFF replacement of the obsolete 20.1” legacy rugged displays.


Viewable Area21.3” Diagonal
Display TypeTFT LCD w/ LED Backlight
Resolution1600x1200 (UXGA)
Brightness400 nits Typical, 750 nits+ via High Bright Option
Touch ScreenOptional Ruggedized, Analog Resistive or Inquire for Others
Overall Unit
Dimensions (Rack Mt)18.85” x 14.2” x 2.8”
Weight15.7 +-lbs
Power Input18 to 36VDC or 110/220VAC, 44 to 440 Hz Input
Power Consumption65W Typical
I/ORGB/DVI/5 Wire BNC, RS-170, RS232/USB (For Touch Screen)
ConnectorsMIL Circular, D Sub or Specify
EnclosureAluminum, Enclosed
User ControlsOn/Off, OSD, Brightness
(Designed to meet, but is not limited to, the following selected specifications)
Operating Temp-10°C to +55°C (-40°C Optional)
Storage Temp-40°C to +71°C
ShockMIL-S-901D, MIL-STD-810, Method 516
VibrationMIL-STD-167A, MIL-STD-810, Method 514
EMI/EMCTested to MIL-STD-461E
Altitude/Explosive Atmosphere40kft Operating/Non Op MIL-STD-810, Method 511
Salt Fog, Sand/DustResistant to Salt Fog, Unit is 100% Enclosed
HumidityOperating –5% to 95% @ 25°C, Non-Condensing, MIL-STD-810