Army starts project to upgrade Stryker vetronics with new video display terminals

BY John Keller

WARREN, Mich.-Electronic display experts at the GM GDLS Defense Group LLC joint venture in Sterling Heights, Mich., will provide 350 Video Display Electronic Terminal (VDET) A-kits for retrofits of the U.S. Army Stryker armored combat vehicle under terms of a $9.6 million contract.

VDET replaces the Video Display Terminal (VDT) in the Stryker's embedded training module, which is becoming obsolete.

GD GLS Defense Group will provide new video display terminals for the Stryker armored combat vehicle.

The Stryker VDET upgrade improves the Stryker's command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) capabilities.

The VDET upgrade to Stryker vetronics includes the Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2 gigabytes of RAM (upgradeable to 4 gigabytes), a removable solid-state hard drive, and four RS170 input/output ports capable of providing video switching from four devices or video streaming from two devices.

This agreement is the first of a three-part program to install VDETs in the Stryker.

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