Defense contractor Leonardo DRS announced recently that it has signed a contract with Elbit Systems of America to provide rugged computer tablets, used in the operation of 120mm mortar systems, to the US military.
According to Leonardo, the Fire Control Computer Two (FCCII) tablets are used with software that enables troops to interact with the overall system, thus reducing the time it takes soldiers to prepare and fire rounds. The tablets are to be operated by Stryker, armored and infantry brigade combat teams.
Bill Guyan, senior vice president and general manager of the Leonardo DRS Land Electronics business, said "These tablets are providing advanced ruggedized multi-touchscreen technology so warfighters can have the most advanced and reliable digitized equipment for more effective protective fire missions."
The American subsidiary of Israel's Elbit Systems awarded the $20.6 million contract to the Arlington, Virginia-based contractor in October 2019, Leonardo said.
The tablets loaded with mortar fire control software can provide technical manual reference to the user, compute firing solutions for 120mm mounted and dismounted mortar systems, and process digital call for fires messages, the company said.
"We are proud to be working with Elbit Systems of America on this program and are dedicated to the support and fielding of these proven digital fire control computers for our warfighters," Guyan said.