Thomas Global Systems has expanded its sovereign armoured vehicle systems capability with the release of Australia’s first C2ISR Modular Reconfigurable Armoured Vehicle Computing System, MRACS. MRACS has been selected for an Australian military vehicle program, with deliveries commencing in June 2021.
Utilising proprietary reconfigurable computing architecture, MRACS provides military vehicle OEMs and end-users with a highly modular, next generation ruggedised tactical computing and display system that can be rapidly customised to suit program requirements. These applications include Ruggedised Vehicle Displays, GVA Displays, Vehicle Mounted Computers, and Distributed and Central Vehicle Servers.
Angus Hutchinson, CEO of Thomas Global Systems said “We are proud to launch MRACS as a world-leading, Australian designed and manufactured armoured vehicle computing and display system. We are very pleased to have MRACS selected for an Australian land vehicle program, reinforcing our position as a trusted supplier of innovative, high integrity armoured vehicle electronics.”
The first production version of MRACS utilises leading-edge i7 Intel Processor, expandable 1TB Solid State Storage, Gbit Ethernet, RS232/422, CAN and USB3 communications ports and configurable DVI/HDMI outputs. MRACS is qualified to MIL-STD 810G, MIL-STD-461F and MIL-STD-1275E.
Thomas Global is identified in the Australian Government’s Land Combat and Protected Vehicles Sovereign Industry Capability Priority Plan as having an existing sovereign capability for the supply of Armoured Vehicle Systems. MRACS extends the Company’s sovereign armoured vehicle capabilities and provides further export opportunities. The Company currently supplies armoured vehicle electronics to a range of Australian, US and other international customers.
Thomas Global Systems is an industry leader in the design, production and support of innovative electronic systems solutions for commercial aviation and defence applications. Since 1956, Thomas Global has consistently earned international recognition for practical innovation and dependability. Thomas Global leverages expertise in the design, manufacture, and maintenance of advanced flight deck displays and specialised avionics, armoured vehicle electronics and specialised mission-critical defence electronics and training solutions, supported by dedicated service and support teams. The company’s facilities are in Sydney, Australia, and Irvine, California.