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DSEI 2015: Kongsberg console goes touchscreen

18th September 2015 - 14:00 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London

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The steady march of touchscreen technology has seen the humble air-defence console brought fully into the 21st-century by Kongsberg in a far-reaching upgrade of the NASAMS Fire Distribution Centre (FDC).

The third-generation console has been given a fundamental redesign, while company officials said the move was driven in part by the aim to make itself more technologically-relevant for new recruits among their customer’s armed forces.

Among the benefits are improved situational awareness, open architecture allowing for multi-role mission planning and an enhanced human-machine interface, according to company information.

Each operator has a single large vertical touchscreen allowing for joint-status imaging

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