ATLANTA, 25 March 2009. Video Display Corp.'s Aydin Displays Inc. subsidiary has made its first delivery of first article units (FAUs) for the U.S. Navy Common Displays System (CDS) program.
Aydin Displays Inc. won the multiple-year contract to supply the U.S. Navy with 24-inch rugged flat-panel monitors for the CDS program. The contract will provide Aydin displays for the Navy's CDS consoles in support of the DDG and Aegis Modernization.
CDS displays will be used across platform systems on Navy surface ships, submarines, and aircraft.
Under its award of one of the largest Naval displays program granted in several years, Aydin Displays has deliverd the FAUs nearly 2 months ahead of the Navy's schedule.
CDS is designed to meet open architecture and open business model requirements with minimized lifecycle costs that will ensure its interoperability and the ability to handle frequent updates of the latest technology, says a representative. The CDS product family consists of a series of display configurations based on standardized interchangeable components.
The CDS displays also provide a robust capability to meet the Navy's current and future needs for open systems, security features, and cost effectiveness. CDS systems have an intended service life of 30 years.