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Secure mission computers enabling connected military systems

Protecting connected systems with hardware and software mechanisms

The main threats are linked to confidentiality, integrity and availability.
Kontron answers digital security requirements with hardware enforced root of trust (secure elements), and software only techniques such as Secure Boot.


Highly sensitive Embedded Applications can benefit from secure elements available on COTS CPU Boards to build a robust digital security solution. Distributing a secret in different circuits significantly lowers the risk of a successful attack, reduces the impact of the discovery of vulnerability and streamlines the security rules associated with the provisioning of the keys.

Discover how standard hardware security mechanisms on COTS CPU boards can be leveraged to build a distributed security scheme with critical keys stored in distinct secure elements.

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Essential elements for a lightweight, user-configurable, continuous system monitoring

Kontron CMON-Line - monitoring capabilities
Turnkey, extensible and data centric solution for local or remote computer health monitoring

CBIT Demos: Health Monitoring on VME and VPX products
Monitoring on VME-VPX

A CBIT service example reporting alerts in the system journal and maintaining health information in memory objects. This information is periodically written to a XML file.

Visit the CBIT dashboards of live systems and explore their health sensor views

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Rugged COTS mission computers

Streamlining development to deployment

COBALT computing platforms

Accelerating development with pre-integrated systems that meet expanding defense system needs. As a pre-validated solution, COBALT provides a modular building block solution that offers established system profiles

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DARC™ VX208 - SWaP-optimized Rugged Computer

VPX-based rugged mission computer for data processing, video, graphics and AI

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Use Cases

Major drone program

COBALT mission computers selected by Safran Electronics & Defense for the Patroller Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

  • Adaptation of the COBALT platform to suit the needs of the drone
  • Provide a small, fully sealed IP67 enclosure and Intel multi-core processing performance
  • For sensor control and various processing needs on unmanned vehicles
Airborne SATCOM Systems

Cobalt 901-based HM200 Satellite Modem delivered to Hughes Network Systems

  • Customized the COBALT 901 chassis to accommodate the HM200 board subsystem
  • Provided a scalable integrated building block architecture for rugged airborne applications
  • Modified front panel to provide specialized antenna connectors
Defense radar system

VX6090 successfully integrated and tested by Thales in a radar application

  • Deliver high performance blade computers
  • Provide rich standards-based 10 Gigabit Ethernet communication fabrics and I/O connectivity
  • Ensure high level of quality, both for the products and the long-term services
C4ISR Demonstrator

Herrick Technologies Labs is integrating Kontron’s new I/O Intensive VX305C-40G SBC

  • Designed specifically to meet the needs of the U.S. defense community in their drive for Open System Architecture computing platforms.
  • Developed in alignment with the SOSA™ Technical Standard