VAN NUYS, Calif., 18 July 2006. IEE announced its military qualified, field grade Hand Held Control Display Unit (HH-CDU) as a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) item. Originally designed for a Special Forces Manpack Global Positioning System, it has been tested in ground mobile, marine, and airborne situations. The unit meets or exceeds the widest range of rugged military requirements, including MIL-STD-810 for shock, vibration, altitude, blowing rain, sand and dust, salt fog, explosive atmosphere, and immersion.
The unit comes equipped with a wide-view liquid crystal display with unfiltered backlight and NVIS B compatible backlight. The keypad has MIL-P-7788 edge-lit type keys and NVIS B compatible backlight. Features of the COTS standard unit can be modified including display and annunciators, key nomenclature and software.