BOXER VILKAS and various displays from KNDS Deutschland Mission Electronics

MIL-SPEC displays for challenging operations

Visual systems and display units for armoured vehicles

Man-machine interface

Highly specialised utility vehicles require specialised man-machine interfaces at the various workstations in a vehicle to process highly complex tasks. KNDS Deutschland Mission Electronics develops different solutions depending on the specific application, installation location and ergonomic requirements. These range from remote system control units, remote displays and customer-specific visual display units to special input systems.

Display systems with all-round potential

The range of functionalities here extends from monitoring and controlling central vehicle functions to displaying video streams in combination with data from the battle management system to the safety-critical system for emergency control of primary vehicle functions.

Performance overview:

  • Resolution up to full HD
  • Sunlight-readable
  • Suitable for safety-critical facilities
  • Low latency video display
  • Readable under extreme viewing angles
  • Capacitive multi-touch or resistive single-touch
A DINGO driving through a pool of water

The plus points

Scalable MMI interface for mobile to highly mobile operations

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 ensures that the display systems computers harmonise with the power supply system, do not negatively influence the system or take damage themselves.

Thermal stability

The displays boast high thermal stability and do not require active cooling thanks to their fan-free design.

Monitoring electronics

Intelligent monitoring electronics protect the system from harmful influences by adjusting the power based on the circumstances.


The display systems keep out water and dust, withstand salt fog, hold up to fluctuating pressures and the extended temperature range, and reliably process data under heavy shocks and vibrations.


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


A special controller monitors and processes all operating elements that have or can assume a safety-critical function as per DIN EN IEC 61508.


Various technological developments and design measures ensure that the information on the displays can be read and the displays operated under any light conditions.


Displays are the central interface between the human on the one hand and the battle management system, connected vehicle cameras and sensors on the other. KNDS Deutschland Mission Electronics offers a wide range of functional features adapted to the specific purpose of use and integration location in the vehicle.

  • Video functions
  • Data entry
  • Display functions
  • Operating modes

Video functions

  • Displays looped-through camera image
  • Displays various video signals
  • Video image scaling
  • Low latencies for video transmission
  • Integrated video processing
  • Presents different views

Data entry

Data input via

  • freely programmable function keys
  • Touch or
  • connected peripherals

Display functions

  • Displays the function of the active keys using overlay symbols
  • Displays menus, symbols and variable data using overlay symbols
  • Simultaneous display of two different views via picture-in-picture (PIP)

Operating modes

  • Operation as monitor, console or terminal
  • Operation as a stationary, remote or mobile unit with remote connection by radio

Technical data

Display Colour TFT
  Full HD resolution
  Brightness 1,000 cd/m²
  Contrast 600:1

Multi-level dimming up to masking

  GFG Touch
  AR coating
  LED backlight
  Optical bonding
Input elements Capacitive multi-touch or resistive single-touch
  Programmable function keys
  Control keys
Interfaces Remote control output

Digital video interface


Analogue video interface


Image processing interfaces


Bit-serial connections


Serial bus


Connection for mouse and keyboard



Our solutions

VistaMaster panel PCs


As a scalable design, the VistaMaster family of display and panel PCs offers various solutions from display to terminal to central control unit.

MDU-17HD from KNDS Deutschland Mission Electronics


Robust display for supporting situational awareness in protected and armoured wheeled and tracked vehicles.