Close

Forgot your password?

No problem. Just enter your account username below and we will send you an e-mail with a link to reset the password.

Still not working? Forgot the username of your account?

Rugged Vetronics Systems

Battle Management System Equipment

Securing Operational Capabilities
Fredrik Olsson
Director Marketing & Sales,Vehicle Systems
+46 13 23 16 76

Rapid and reliable information networks are essential for today’s highly mobile and dynamic military operations. Vehicle-mounted information technology is changing the battlefield, providing capabilities vital for both force projection and force protection.

Saab offers a wide range of rugged vehicle electronics (vetronics). Solutions that ensure

that the harsh environmental requirements for battlefield use are met and that performance
remains high, while keeping lifecycle costs to a minimum.

Whether your need is minimum space or maximum capability, Saab provides a rugged system that meets your exact application and secures your operational capabilities.

BMS Installation

Becoming a customer

As a customer of Saab you benefit from a complete life commitment. It is our utmost ambition to support and facilitate your use of our products and services. That is why we are always willing to walk that extra mile to develop a strong and trustful relationship. Being a customer of ours means that you can rely on Saab’s innovative and technologically advanced state-of-the-art products. But also, it means that you can rely on our dedication and willingness to provide our entire knowledge and know-how for improving your operations. That’s what we call a true commitment.

Features

Integration-Improving Performance

Forces involved in mission-critical operations must be able to respond with agility to secure the distribution information throughout the command structure, all the way to the outermost nodes in their network – the soldiers in the field. Vehicle electronics is a vital part of such a capability. In order to suit the confined spaces of military vehicles, the size, weight and power requirements of these systems must be minimized while functionality and performance are optimized.

With Saab at your side you will be ensured a rugged technology empowered with the performance, efficiency and capabilities needed to keep your vehicles running with the evolving processing and communication requirements of today’s military operations. Our rugged vehicle electronics offer includes a complete product family supporting the latest generation of Electronic Architecture (EA), Battle Management Systems (BMS) and Local Situational Awareness Systems (LSAS).

Saab´s vetronics equipment can be configured for a wide range of applications – from complete system solutions for heavy fighting vehicles to simpler solutions for lighter vehicles and the deployed soldier.

Technical specification

All equipment is prepared for use in the most extreme environmental conditions including vibration, shock, humidity, moisture, temperature and EMI. It is also designed for fixed installation in the vehicles. External damping devices are not required.

Our product range is qualified according to different military standards including MIL-STD-810F and MIL-STD-461F and handles wide operating and storage temperatures.

The main design features are military-standard connectors, climatically sealed housing, easy maintenance, few parts and low power requirement. All products are also prepared for future functionality and provide instant start-up.

Our product range includes:

  • Rugged Vehicle Computers
  • Rugged Vehicle Displays
  • Rugged Portable Display Computers
  • Rugged Peripheral Equipment
  • Rugged Ethernet Products
  • Video Sensors and Adapters
  • Rugged Soldier Equipment
  • Test and Measuring Equipment

Products

RUGGED VEHICLE COMPUTERS

Compact, stackable, high-performance vehicle and fire control computers equipped with PC-compatible interfaces developed for use in military vehicles. These computers need no external cooling and are designed to provide high levels of performance and reliability in the toughest environments.

Rugged Vehicle Computer
The Rugged Vehicle Computer, RVC-IX, is based on the Saab RVC-CORE concept. The unit includes an 3rd Generation Intel Core i7 CPU-platform and is equipped with PC-compatible interface ports such as DVI-D, Ethernet, USB etc. The RVC-IX is a rugged, compact, stackable, high-performance computer unit developed for use in military vehicles. All electronics are protected in a sturdy, sealed housing. No external cooling is needed.

Rugged Vehicle Computer
The Rugged Vehicle Computer, RVC-IX, is based on the Saab RVC-CORE concept. The unit includes an 2nd Generation Intel Core i7 CPU-platform and is equipped with PC-compatible interface ports such as DVI-D, Ethernet, USB etc. The RVC-IX is a rugged, compact, stackable, high-performance computer unit developed for use in military vehicles. All electronics are protected in a sturdy, sealed housing. No external cooling is needed.
Fire Control Computer
The Fire Control Computer, FCC, is a VME-based concept including three separate VME computers, two Power-PC Single Board Computers and one Intel-based Single Board Computer. The FCC is a rugged, high performance computer system developed for use in military vehicles. All electronics and conductive cooled VME boards are protected in a sturdy housing. No external cooling is needed.


RUGGED VEHICLE DISPLAYS

The rugged vehicle display (RVD) family contains multifunctional display units that are scalable to support different presentation modes: graphics (DVI-D) or video, video on graphics or video on video. Based on a TFT display with LED-backlight technology.

Optionally the units can be configured to process Gigabit-streamed digital video input/output (part of Saab Video Distribution System (VDS). In stand-alone applications, by adding Internal GUI firm ware, the presentation is controlled via onscreen menu selections, by use of the touchscreen and/or function keys. In standard configuration it is designed to be connected to the Saab Rugged Vehicle Computer (RVC) via one single cable. The standard unit is equipped with one rear, straight-out connector (Computer port) type MIL-C-38999, series 3. Optionally, to gain access to additional interfaces, up to three rear connectors can be included facing straight out, upwards or downwards.

Rugged Vehicle Display 6 Inch Rugged Vehicle Display 6 Inch
The Rugged Vehicle Display, RVD6, is a multifunction display unit. The unit is scalable to support different presentation modes: graphics (DVI-D) or video, video on graphics or video on video. Optionally the unit can be configured to process Gigabit-streamed digital video input/output (part of Saab VDS-concept). In stand-alone applications, by adding Internal GUI firmware, the presentation is controlled via onscreen menu selections, by use of the touch screen and/or function keys.
Rugged Vehicle Display 10 Inch

Rugged Vehicle Display 10 Inch
The Rugged Vehicle Display, RVD10, is a multifunction display unit (Saab Core version). The unit is scalable to support different presentation modes: graphics (DVI-D) or video, video on graphics or video on video. Optionally the unit can be configured to process Gigabit-streamed digital video input/ output (part of Saab VDS-concept). In stand-alone applications, by adding Internal GUI firmware, the presentation is controlled via onscreen menu selections, by use of the touch screen and/or function keys.

 Rugged Vehicle Display 12 Inch

Rugged Vehicle Display 12 Inch
The Rugged Vehicle Display, RVD12, is a multifunction display unit (Saab Core version). The unit is scalable to support different presentation modes: graphics (DVI-D) or video, video on graphics or video on video. Optionally the unit can be configured to process Gigabit-streamed digital video input/ output (part of Saab VDS-concept). In stand-alone applications, by adding Internal GUI firmware, the presentation is controlled via onscreen menu selections, by use of the touch screen and/or function keys.

 Rugged Vehicle Display 15 Inch Rugged Vehicle Display 15 Inch
The Rugged Vehicle Display, RVD15, is a multifunction display unit (Saab Core version). The unit is scalable to support different presentation modes: graphics (DVI-D) or video, video on graphics or video on video. Optionally the unit can be configured to process Gigabit-streamed digital video input/ output (part of Saab VDS-concept). In stand-alone applications, by adding Internal GUI firmware, the presentation is controlled via onscreen menu selections, by use of the touch screen and/or function keys.
 Rugged Vehicle Display 19 Inch Rugged Vehicle Display 20 Inch
The Rugged Vehicle Display, RVD20, is a multifunction display unit. The unit is scalable to support different presentation modes: graphics (DVI-D) or video, video on graphics or video on video. The unit is configured to process Gigabit-streamed digital video input/output (part of Saab VDS-concept). In stand-alone applications, by the Internal GUI firmware, the presentation is controlled via onscreen menu selections, by use of the touch screen and/or function keys.


RUGGED PORTABLE DISPLAY COMPUTERS

The Rugged Portable Display Computers (RPDC) from Saab are rugged high performance display computer units developed for use in military vehicles. The RPDC family has a compact design with low weight and is designed for future functionality. The units are either semi-fixed in place using of an optional docking station or permanently installed in the vehicle. With the docking station the unit becomes easy to change to/from a wearable unit to/from a fixed installed unit. When the RPDC is used as a wearable unit it runs on a built-in battery.

Rugged Portable Display Computer 6 Inch Rugged Portable Display Computer 6 Inch
The Rugged Portable Display Computer, RPDC6, a portable display computer unit from Saab (Saab Core version). The RPDC6 includes an Intel Atom platform. In standard configuration, the unit is equipped with one side connector including LAN, USB, and RS interface. To get access to optional electrical interfaces, a fixed connector housing can be added.
Rugged Portable Display Computer 10 Inch Rugged Portable Display Computer 10 Inch
The Rugged Portable Display Computer, RPDC10, is the latest portable display computer unit from Saab (Saab Core version). The unit is based on an Intel®Core™ i7 CPU-platform. The two side connectors in combination with the fixed connector housing/ docking option make the unit ideal for fixed, semi-fixed or wearable applications.
Rugged Portable Display Computer 12 Inch Rugged Portable Display Computer 12 Inch
The Rugged Portable Display Computer, RPDC12, is the latest portable display computer unit from Saab (Saab Core version). The unit is based on an Intel® Core™ i7 CPU-platform. The two side connectors in combination with the fixed connector housing/docking option make the unit ideal for fixed, semi-fixed or wearable applications.
Docking station Docking Station
With the docking station the unit becomes easy to change to/from a wearable unit to/from a fixed installed unit. When the Rugged Portable Display Computer is used as a wearable unit it runs on a built-in battery.
Connector Housing Connector Housing
With a connector housing we enable more interfaces on the Rugged Portable Display Computer.


RUGGED PERIPHERAL EQUIPMENT

A range of rugged and compact products designed to enhance user capabilities, includes products such as keyboard, video and mouse switches, GPS equipment, USB hubs, portable memories, external CD/DVD units, smart card readers and flash discs.

Rugged GPS Receiver Rugged GPS Receiver
The Rugged GPS Receiver (GPSSR) is an active GPS antenna with integrated receiver, designed for use in military vehicle applications with high demands on mobility and function and built to withstand harsh environmental demands. The unit is selectable-powered via vehicle power or via the USB interface. The GPSSR receives it’s GPS signal and translate in to NMEA 0183 or UBX. All data are available via the UART or USB 2.0 interface.
Rugged USB HUB Rugged USB HUB
The Rugged USB Hub (RUH) is a sturdy and compact USB 2.0-Hub. The RUH includes one USB up-link port and four down-link ports. When disconnected/reconnected the RUH is automatically detected as a USB-HUB (hot-swap).
Rugged Serial Port Adapter Rugged Serial Port Adapter
The Rugged Serial Port Adapter (RSPA) is a sturdy and compact USB to serial port converter unit. The RSPA is configured as a USB-device with four RS232 serial ports. The RS ports are configurable for RS422, no hardware handshake, via jumpers on board level.
Rugged Keyboard Rugged Keyboard
The Rugged Keyboard (RKB) is a sturdy and compact computer keyboard with standard “QWERTY” layout. The unit contains a pointing device which makes it possible to exclude an external pointing device. The keys are also backlit in order to operate in darkness.
Rugged USB Repeater Rugged USB Repeater
The Rugged USB Repeater (RUR) is used for USB cable extension. The unit is self-powered; it requires power supply from the vehicle, typically via an adjacent computer or display unit. One RUR supports up to 8 m cable length, but the unit can also be cascaded for even longer cables.
Rugged DVI/USB Repeater Rugged DVI/USB Repeater
The Rugged DVI/USB Repeater (RVR) is used for DVI and/or USB cable extension. The unit is self-powered; it requires power supply from the vehicle, typically via an adjacent computer or display unit. One RVR supports up to 8 m cable length, but the unit can also be cascaded for even longer cables.
Rugged External Flash Disc Rugged External Flash Disc
The Rugged External Flash Disc (REFD) is a sturdy external flash disk unit. REFD contains an industrial grade 2.5" flash disk of customized size. The unit is bus-powered and supports USB 2.0, high speed.
 Rugged External Smartcard Reader Rugged External Smartcard Reader
The Rugged External Smartcard Reader (RESR) is a sturdy and compact Smartcard reader specially designed for use in harsh environments such as combat vehicles.
Rugged Audio Link Rugged Audio Link
The Rugged Audio Link (RAL) is a sturdy, compact unit that creates an audio link between intercom system and Battle Management System (BM) in military vehicles and vessels.
Rugged Battery Unit Rugged Battery Unit
The Rugged Battery Unit (RBU) is mainly used in combination with Saab RVC to get overvoltage protection and power backup (UPS) for graceful shout-down of RVC. The RBU includes an industrial smart battery pack and charger.
Cables Cables
Military cables and cable kits for all systems specially designed for use in harsh environments such as combat vehicles.


Rugged Ethernet Products

Ethernet and network switches for copper and fibre communication, Discrete I/O Adapters, Security Computers, Routers and Rugged Storage Units.

Rugged Ethernet Switch 8 Ports Rugged Ethernet Switch 8 Ports
The Rugged Ethernet Switch RES8 is a compact high-performance Ethernet switch designed for use in military combat vehicles. In base configuration the unit comes with 8 copper gigabit ports and has basic layer2 management functionality.
Rugged Ethernet Switch 16 Ports Rugged Ethernet Switch 16 Ports
The Rugged Ethernet Switch RES16 is a compact high-performance Ethernet switch designed for use in military combat vehicles. In base configuration the unit comes with 16 copper gigabit ports and has basic layer2 management functionality. The unit may also be fitted with 100 Mbps fibre ports and layer3 routing and security functions provided by an on-board network processor.
Rugged Ethernet Switch 26 Ports Rugged Ethernet Switch 26 Ports
The Rugged Ethernet Switch RES26 is a compact high-performance Ethernet switch designed for use in military combat vehicles. The unit comes with 24 copper gigabit ports as well as two 10Gbps fibre-optic ports and has basic layer2 management functionality.
Rugged Ethernet LAN FX Switch-01 Rugged Ethernet LAN FX Switch-01
Switch-01 is a rugged network switch with eight Ethernet 10/100BASE FX ports. The switch supports a  number of features such as IEEE 802.3, IEEE802.1, IGMP v2 etc.
Rugged Ethernet LAN FX Switch-02 Rugged Ethernet LAN FX Switch-02
The Switch-02 is a rugged 10/100 Megabit Ethernet Switch unit. The Ethernet Switch has four 10/100BASE FX ports and two Ethernet 10/100BASE T(X) ports.
Rugged Network Discrete I/O Adapter Rugged Network Discrete I/O Adapter
The Rugged Network Discrete I/O Adapter (RNDA) is a rugged and compact Ethernet to discrete input/output converter unit. The unit features both copper and fibre LAN connections and has a number of discrete inputs and outputs which are readable and controllable via the SNMP protocol.
Rugged Security Computer Rugged Security Computer
The Rugged Security Computer (RSC) is a robust and compact computer unit designed for use in military vehicles. The RSC is designed for severe environmental conditions including vibration, shock, humidity, moisture, temperature, EMI etc. The RSC is an upgraded replacement for an earlier product, FWC, and is fully compatible with FWC regarding mechanics, interfaces and connector configuration.
Rugged Router Rugged Router
The Router is a rugged and compact router unit designed for use in military vehicles. The Router is designed for severe environmental conditions including vibration, shock, humidity, moisture, temperature, EMI etc.
Rugged Storage Unit Rugged Storage Unit
The Rugged Storage Unit (RSU) is a compact, high-performance and low-power unit based on an Intel Atom CPU platform and optional hardware accelerated video compression functions. The unit offers network file server functionality and data logging,
and may be configured for analog or digital video recording and playback.


VIDEO SENSORS AND ADAPTERS

This product group includes rugged and compact cameras for manual or automated applications, adapters for cameras and displays allowing legacy Analog video equipment to connect with Saab’s video distribution system.

Rugged Camera  Rugged Camera
The Camera Unit (RCAM) is a rugged, compact high-resolution camera module for the Saab video distribution system and is designed for applications where space is limited such as helicopters, military vehicles and vessels. All electronics are protected in a rugged, sealed housing and no preventive maintenance is required. The housing is highly scalable and prepared for inclusion of different camera modules; progressive VGA/XGA, PAL or LWIR.
 Rugged Camera - IR Rugged Camera - IR
The Camera Unit (RCAM-IR) is a rugged, compact high-resolution camera module for the Saab video distribution system and is designed for applications where space is limited such as helicopters, military vehicles and vessels. All electronics are protected in a rugged, sealed housing and no preventive maintenance is required. The housing is highly scalable and prepared for inclusion of different camera modules; progressive VGA/XGA, PAL or LWIR.
 Camera Module Camera Module
The Camera Unit (CM) is a rugged, compact high-resolution camera module for the Saab video distribution system and is designed for applications where space is limited such as helicopters, military vehicles and vessels. All electronics are protected in a rugged, sealed housing and no preventive maintenance is required. A protective hatch automatically covers the lens when the CM is not in use.
 Camera Adapter Camera Adapter
The Camera Adapter (CA) is a compact adapter that enables legacy Analog video equipment to be connected to the Saab video distribution system. The adapter connects up to three PAL/NTSC cameras or other video sources to a VDS network. All electronics are protected in a rugged, sealed housing.
 Display Adapter Display Adapter
The Display Adapter (DA) is a compact adapter that enables legacy Analog video equipment to be connected to the Saab video distribution system. The adapter connects one PAL/NTSC display or other video sources to the VDS network. All electronics are protected in a rugged, sealed housing.


RUGGED SOLDIER EQUIPMENT

Rugged Soldier Equipment designed to provide the individual soldier access to rapid and reliable information. This portable product family has a compact design with low weight and is designed and prepared for future functionality.

 Rugged Portable Communication Unit Rugged Portable Communication Unit
The Rugged Communication Unit (RPCU) is the central part of the soldier IGR (Inter/Intra Group Radio) communications solution. The RPCU will be worn by individual soldiers and provide the capability to connect various types of radios/intercom systems and communication headsets. Apart from the RPCU, the concept also includes a Wireless PTT device (WPTT), a number of cables to connect to radios and headset and programming equipment (PC-application SW + USB-cable). 
 Rugged Soldier Systems Rugged Soldier Systems
The Rugged Portable Computer (RPC) Rugged Portable Display 5" (RPD5) and Rugged Portable Battery (RPB) units are included in the Saab wearable soldier display and computer system based on an Intel ATOM platform and smart lithium battery technology. The RPC provides PC-compatible interfaces such as DVI, USB, RS232/422 and LAN.


TEST AND MEASURING EQUIPMENT

Generic Test Equipment  Generic Test Equipment
The GTE is a rugged generic test platform primarily designed for testing and measuring of integrated systems, for instance in armoured vehicles. With the integrated Expert System guiding the operator in fault diagnosis, the system will propose and execute suitable measurements to finally pinpoint the probable fault cause. For display and control of the GTE any standard computer with Ethernet interface can be used. In its standard configuration the GTE is designed for the Leopard 2 main battle tank, but can due to its modular design be adapted to numerous other applications.

 

 

This page belongs in
Related pages

Saab’s range of C4I systems include solutions for robust long-range broadband communication via satellite and fully vehicle integrated tactical C4I systems as well as operational C4I system comprising an accurate situation picture.

Today’s ground forces are preparing for tomorrow’s demanding missions in which combat strategies must be seamlessly implemented – from open to urban terrain and through a three-block war scenario. Saab has extensive experience in supporting ground forces with solutions designed to meet the need for enhanced operational capabilities and a higher level of effectiveness.

Horizontal divider image
Copyright © 2014 Saab AB (publ) All Rights Reserved.    | Legal notice | Site map
EPiTrace logger