Military Embedded Systems

Rugged, Portable Aircraft Control Station in development for the U.S. Air Force

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March 31, 2021

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

U.S. Air Force photo.

PRESCOTT, Ariz. CP Technologies announced it has teamed with General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. to design and manufacture the Portable Aircraft Control Station (PACS) for the U.S. Air Force.

According to the company, the PACS is a rugged, compact system capable of performing all direct connect aircraft pre- and post-flight operations and engine functions. It will replace the standard Ruggedized Aircraft Maintenance Test Station (RAMTS) with a self-contained rugged portable system for downrange deployment.

The system consists of 3x24-inch multi-touch displays with Intel XEON processors intended to allow for powerful processing functionality with enhanced human interface capability. The system will aim to provide a compact and cost-effective solution for today's Air Force.