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.


Data Acquisition

Sensor Recording


Mission Computing

Encrypted Storage

NAS & File Serving

Processing & Routing






Rugged Computers and Tablets

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.