GDLS, headquartered in Sterling Heights, Michigan, selected KITS as the supplier of the Driver’s Situational Awareness Display (DSAD) and the Commander’s Situational Awareness Display (CSAD) on May 28, 2013. The contract includes design, development, fabrication, test and performance of the DSAD and CSAD for the Stryker ECP Program. Serial production of the displays will be conducted at the Kongsberg facility in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Stryker is a family of eight-wheel-drive combat vehicles, built for the US Army by GDLS. The Stryker ECP Program is managed by the Army’s Project Manager, Stryker Brigade Combat Team which is under the leadership of the Program Executive Office for Ground Combat Systems (PEO GCS.) PEO GCS is based at the US Army Tank Automotive Command (TACOM) LCMC, in Warren, Michigan.
"This highly competitive bid for the CSAD and DSAD was a perfect fit for KITS, whose CORTEX Displays meet or exceed the most demanding maritime and combat vehicle requirements. Extremely rugged and waterproof, the high resolution CORTEX displays also feature a high contrast ratio, which not only reduces viewer fatigue but makes them the most sunlight readable displays on the market today," Says Mr. Åsmund Groven, President of KITS. The CORTEX smart displays that will be used for the CSAD and DSAD feature an on-board processor and additional I/O ports for both data and video.
KITS is a business unit within Kongsberg Protech Systems (KPS) and is located in Bellport, NY. KITS develops and delivers technologies and products for the military related to vehicle information and control systems. CORTEX|C4I is KITS’ complete ground and maritime platform solution that integrates GFE, subsystems and sensors together using an open architecture and a common operator interface for each control position. This standards-based system provides the infrastructure, hardware components and software applications that enable operators to control mission-critical subsystems from a single workstation.