Mounted Family of Computing Systems (MFoCS)
The Mounted Family of Computing Systems (MFoCS) provides modular computing capabilities for ground vehicles and weapons platforms across the joint services.
The family of common computer and display technology adds capability while reducing the overall size, weight, power and cost of the systems currently installed worldwide on U.S. military ground vehicles and platforms.
Three levels of computing and display capability in three hardware configurations are being fielded to meet Joint Force and Army requirements. The MFoCS family is fully interoperable with already fielded legacy systems, protecting significant investments in technology that provide distinct advantages in situational awareness, battlefield digitization and mission command. The DRS solution not only meets key Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) requirements, but also integrates the fielded FBCB2 system, which is the current Joint Battle Command Platform.
This next generation of computing platforms also includes new technologies such as the Intel® 3rd generation Core™ i7 Processor, expanded memory, greater storage and enhanced Information Assurance. The enhancements will significantly improve processing capacity and efficiency to run next-generation software applications such as JBC-P, the Forward Observer System and the Tactical Ground Reporting System.
DRS’ Basic System for MFoCS delivers the next generation ultra rugged tablet, dock and accessories with enhanced functionality and performance. The Basic System meets or exceeds all relevant MIL-STD-810G performance standards for environmental conditions; MIL-STD-461E for EMI/EMC conditions; and MIL-STD-1275D for operating with DC vehicle power.
The MFoCS Basic tablet computer uses the latest Gen 3 Intel® Core™ i7-3517UE dual core CPU. This high performance computer readily enables multiple Mission Command applications to operate simultaneously, minimizing the number of computers and displays required on a given tactical platform and makes significant contribution to Army SWaP-C objectives. A bonded display adds ruggedness and high brightness to the display, which includes a resistive touch screen and tethered stylus as the man-machine interface. The tablet incorporates two high capacity, hot-swappable batteries specifically designed by DRS to operate under extreme conditions.
The MFoCS Intermediate System builds on the MFoCS Basic System, and consists of a processor unit (PU), display Unit (DU), Tablet and Keyboard Unit (KU). Our MFoCS Intermediate configuration provides two workstations. User interface is achieved with one (1) dismountable 10.4” Tablet and a second larger 12.1” DU -- both equipped with a pressure-sensitive touch screen. An 85-key, removable Keyboard Unit is at each workstation.
The system provides a common hardware solution for all Maneuver, Fires, and other battlefield operating systems; and is built to support Army objectives for hardware collapse consistent with the VICTORY strategy.
The MFoCS Advanced System builds on the MFoCS Basic and Intermediate Systems, and consists of one (1) Tablet, two (2) Processor Units (PU), two (2) Display Units (DU), a Mount and keyboard Unit (KU). Our MFoCS Advanced configuration provides three workstations. User interface is achieved with a dismountable 10.4” Tablet plus larger 12.1”, 15” and 17” DUs -- all equipped with a pressure-sensitive touch screen. An 85-key, removable Keyboard Unit (KU) is at each workstation.
The system provides a common hardware solution for all Maneuver/Fires/Eng Co Cdrs/ Brigade/Battalion Cdrs/ WIN-TSNE and WIN-T PoP and is built to achieve Hardware Collapse and Victory strategy.