Improved Advanced Tactical Computing for US Army
Leonardo DRS announced on 7 July that the company has now delivered the 70,000th mission command computing system known as the Mounted Family of Computer Systems (MFoCS), to the US Army. The delivery marks two decades of providing the US military with advanced tactical computing units for ground combat vehicles and command post operations.
MFoCS systems provide ruggedized modular computing capabilities for the US Army and other services, giving warfighters the next generation of computing and display technology with faster processing performance. This enables support for simultaneous applications as well as the integration of additional sensors and communications networks.
Bill Guyan, Senior VP and General Manager for Leonardo DRS’ Land Electronics business unit, said that the company has “[…] designed a mission-critical family of network systems using the latest commercial off-the-shelf technologies that can be confidently relied upon when in harm’s way.”
Over a twenty-year period working with US Army Project Manager – Mission Command, the company has designed and built multiple generations of MFoCS, building on each with innovative advances in technology and supporting the Army’s Network Modernization Plan. The platform has also continuously met the Army’s current Mounted Computing Operating Environment requirements and is ready to satisfy the Army’s advanced Mounted Mission Command requirements in the future.