Virginia class subs continue to use Barco rugged displays for Fly-By-Wire Ship Control Stations
- The U.S. Navy's latest generation of submarines continues to evolve with Barco's industry-leading technologies, incorporating Barco TL-351 and TD 138 rugged displays into its Ship Control Stations (SCS). These displays will provide enhanced visualization for control and monitoring functions used in maneuvering ship dynamic operations.
The Virginia class submarine is the U.S. Navy's latest nuclear tactical submarine, featuring enhanced surveillance capabilities and innovative warfare capabilities for multi-mission requirements, thanks to digital "fly-by-wire" architecture and sophisticated automation technologies. Designed with an emphasis on littoral operations, the Virginia class will support a full range of covert special warfare missions: search and rescue, reconnaissance, sabotage and diversionary attacks, forward observation for fire direction, and direct strikes against enemy objectives.
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Representing the TL-351 is Barco's 20" thin and lightweight rugged display solution, which combines unmatched thinness with exceptionally low weight, ideal for applications where space and weight are critical. It was designed with a special analog resistive touch screen especially for Electric Boat. The display features excellent brightness, crispness, contrast and a wide viewing angle, and is overall, a highly versatile product at a competitive price/performance point. Barco offers its TL displays with two extra ruggedization levels, which are suited for specific naval combat, army and airborne applications.
The TD 138 15" is a flat panel color display designed to meet MIL standards in hostile environments. Featuring XGA resolution (1024x768), the LCD offers superior contrast, precise color and versatility for a multitude of undersea operations.
"We are pleased to continue our relationship with General Dynamics Electric Boat and build upon our successful history of supplying rugged displays for the Ship Control Station since inception of the program," commented Ron Farine, VP Sales, Barco Federal Systems. "Since the early 1990's, we've supplied over 700 displays on behalf of GDEB and many more via other contractors, outfitting every class of submarine as proud supporters of the Team Sub community. The in-depth knowledge we've gained through these experiences makes Barco an ideal solution for the planned tech refresh of the Virginia class submarine in accordance with the rapid COTS insertion philosophy."
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