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 Fully Enclosed Units – No Fans


ArgonFDS products, including displays and computers, are all designed to have a fully enclosed mechanical package with no holes or vents. There are no internal or external fans required for cooling. There are no obvious ingress points for liquid or even the smallest of particles.



With no need for installation measures to accommodate cooling, the ArgonFDS product can be installed in a larger variety of locations, requires no special system modifications for cooling protection provisions, and can be mounted in many ways. With no fans, the unit MTBF is higher, and there is lower (no) noise generated.

ArgonFDS accomplishes this without compromising MTBF over the specified operating temperature range. Our proprietary design techniques ensure that internally generated heat is moved to the surface of the unit and away from the components.

In addition to the above benefits, our products can be used in many harsh environments with no need for console mounting to protect the sides and back of the unit (if an external mount is preferred). This means that the ArgonFDS design inherently supports resistance to sand, dust, water, and other particulates that may reduce the unit’s life.

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