Small but Strong, Rugged Mission Computers Add Versatility to the Military

As technology grows it also seems to shrink at the same time. Electrical devices of all kinds have become more and more compact over the past decade, so much so that we have access to most of the world’s information right in our pocket. However, this trend goes far beyond iPhones and Snapchat glasses.

The military has found that small rugged mission computers provide the versatility and convenience they need out on the battlefield. These mission computers (also referred to as tactical computers) are SWaP-optimized, high-powered, ruggedized devices that can be configured to fit any operating environment.
Rugged mission computers can easily be modified to fit plenty of tactical needs. Whether on a tank, ship, or aircraft, these computers have become a necessity for military assignments. These systems reduce SWaP on these modes of transportation, allowing missions to expand tactically. The rugged chassis of mission computers allow personnel to safely adapt to situations much quicker than they would with bulky computing platforms.

Rugged Mission Computers From Core Systems

Core Systems builds and customizes several variants of tactical computers. They’re fully conduction cooled thanks to outer aluminum fins and uses thermal transfer technology which cools the unit with the use of no moving parts. Most importantly, they’re built to survive almost anything the military encounters. The AR3, for example, is milled from one solid block of aircraft aluminum to provide unmatched structural rigidity. These rugged devices are completely sealed and tested to meet MIL-STD-810F, MIL-STD-810G, MIL-STD-461F, CE102, RE102, and MIL-S-901D.

Core Systems Rugged Mission Computers

Rugged AR2 Mission Computer

The AR2 is a small, rugged, and SWaP-optimized tactical mission computer with a Core i7 2.3GHz 4th Gen Quad Core CPU and internal SSD drive.

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Rugged AR403 Mission Computer

The rugged AR403 is a small form-factor tactical milled computer with conduction cooled design. It is designed to meet MIL-STD-810F and MIL-STD-461F.
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The trend in computing becoming smaller is one that is not changing soon. The ability of rugged mission computers to be configured to the military’s needs without sacrificing size proves they’re here to stay. Learn more about Core Systems rugged mission computers here.