Barco to provide rugged displays for MBDA's Multi-Purpose Combat Vehicle

KORTRIJK, Belgium, 12 Sept. 2011. Military combat vehicle designers at MBDA Missile Systems in Paris needed rugged displays for the MBDA Multi-Purpose Combat Vehicle (MPCV) system. They found their solution from Barco NV in Kortrijk, Belgium. Barco will provide its TL-248 and TX-243 rugged displays, mission recorders, and Fiber Optic Link for MBDA Multi-Purpose Combat Vehicle system.

MBDA systems integrators will use the Barco rugged displays in a new generation of mobile, quick-reaction ground based air defense systems installed in high mobility armored vehicles.

MBDA will use Barco's TX-243 commander display and TL-248 fire control display, as well as a set of operator human machine interface (HMI) functionalities, Barco officials say. MBDA also will use Barco's mission recorder for post-mission analysis and training, and the Barco fiber optic link for remote operation.

Barco's TX-243 is a rugged 17-inch display for the demanding environment of the ground army vehicle. It is a solution for battlefield management, fire control, driver's view enhancement, reconnaissance, or local situational awareness. The TL-248 is Barco's 19-inch thin and lightweight display.

For more information contact Barco online at, or MBDA at

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