LEOPARD 2A4 during a mission in the desert and key visual of the vehicle server

MIL-SPEC server for armoured vehicles

High-performance server system for extreme conditions

As high-performance servers, vehicle servers from KNDS Deutschland Mission Electronics provide extensive services for data processing and storage in a military land vehicle and enable the use of artificial intelligence, deep learning methods and big data handling.

KNDS Deutschland Mission Electronics vehicle servers are designed for high-speed information exchange. For this purpose, KNDS Deutschland Mission Electronics relies on cutting-edge technologies, high performance and a powerful CPU. The vehicle server is equipped with a processor that executes a large number of parallel and computer-intensive threads.

Performance overview:

  • Fan-free server system
  • Heat dissipation by convection
  • Exchangeable hard disks for red/black separation
  • External control and monitoring via IPMI
  • CPU with 16 cores and 32 threads
  • System with CENTURION footprint
BOXER RCT driving through dusty field

The plus points

Tailor-made high performance server


The vehicle server can be adapted to meet the customer’s requests and requirements in every respect, from the interfaces and memory to customer-specific functionalities.

Thermal stability

The vehicle server boasts high thermal stability and does not require active cooling thanks to its fan-free design.


Box: Qualification The vehicle server keeps out water and dust, withstands salt fog, holds up to fluctuating pressures and the extended temperature range, and reliably processes data under heavy shocks and vibrations.


An aluminium housing ensures EMC compatibility. KNDS Deutschland Mission Electronics applies various civil norms and standards as well as MIL-SPECS for this purpose.

On-board voltage network

KNDS Deutschland Mission Electronics ensures smooth operation on the vehicle’s electrical system through the application of VG96916, MIL-STD-1275 and ISO 16750-2. This guarantees that the vehicle server harmonises with the power supply system, does not negatively influence the system or take damage itself.


A CMOS battery which can be replaced from the outside simplifies maintenance. This means that the device does not have to be sent in and is available more quickly for the next deployment.


As the central computer instance in a military land vehicle, vehicle servers from KNDS Deutschland Mission Electronics provide maximum security. In addition to the use of cryptographic methods, the servers are equipped with removable hard disk drives for red/black separation, as well as with redundant hard drive systems.

  • Architecture
  • Data transfer
  • Operating system
  • Thermal management
  • Data storage
  • Life cycle


  • 64-bit architecture
  • Modern Intel processor
  • CPU with 16 cores and 32 threads

Data transfer

Integrated 10 Gigabit LAN

Operating system

  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Other operating systems on request

Thermal management

  • Fan-free server system
  • Heat dissipation by convection

Data storage

  • Removable hard drives
  • Redundant internal hard drives
  • Customer-specific

Life cycle

  • Obsolescence management
  • Life cycle support
  • Life cycle software
  • Upgrade management

Technical data






Serial interfaces


Ethernet connection


Bit-serial connection


Analogue video interface


Vehicle server from KNDS Deutschland Mission Electronics GmbH
Vehicle server from KNDS Deutschland Mission Electronics

Hardware variants

  • Vehicle server with or without removable hard disk drive
  • Vehicle server with variable number of SSDs
  • Vehicle server with CENTURION footprint
  • Vehicle server with customer-specific functions