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.