10.4" Active Matrix Rugged Military Liquid Crystal Display

General Dynamics Canada

A series of programmable buttons are lined up on either side of the rugged military display - these can be used to provide commands to other system components, such as a rugged computer, a fire control system, a sensor pan and tilt, or any other device that can interpret a serial command string.

This rugged military display is conduction-cooled, fully sealed and immersible, and is built on the technology used in the US Army's Bradley Fighting Vehicle common display. This display family is used in the US Army’s Drivers Vision Enhancer (DVE) program, as the main display.

General Dynamics Canada Ltd. is a world leader in militarized Flat Panel Displays. Our displays are in service with armed forces in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East. Military applications include armored Vehicles, reconnaissance aircraft, ships, submarines and flight line test equipment.

1041AM-A (without front panel buttons)Flat Panel Displays
1041AM-B (with front panel buttons)


  • Multi-channel video or computer graphic input
  • Wide viewing angle
  • Built for survivability in extreme conditions
  • Supports color & monochrome camera applications
  • Available with integrated sensor controls



  • Based on GD Canada display technology that has seen service in 1000's of vehicles including the Bradley Fighting Vehicle, the Abrams M1A2SEP, the EFV (AAAV) and LAV
  • Provides a compact cost-effective solution for your video display requirements

video display1041AM-B

Optical Characteristics

  • Viewing Area - 8.3" (211.2mm) x 6.2"(157mm)
    -- Matrix 640 x 480 (optional 800 x 600, 1024 x 768)
    --18 bit colour
  • Brightness > 50 fL (257 cd/m²)
    -- Brightness control < 1.0 to > 50fL. (1.7 to 1027 cd/m²)
    -- Contrast Ratio 50:[email protected] fC illumination
  • Viewing Angles:
    -- Horizontal >+/-50°
    -- Vertical >45° up, 20° down

Optical Characteristics

Physical Characteristics for 1041AM-A

  • Height 8.98" (228 mm)
  • Width 10.47" (265.9 mm)
  • Depth 1.76" (44.7 mm)
  • Weight 8.25 lbs max (3.74 kg)

Physical Characteristics for 1041AM-B

  • Height 9.45" (240 mm)
  • Width 11.26" (286 mm)
  • Depth 1.66" (42 mm)
  • Weight 8.25 lbs max (3.74 kg)

rugged military display

Environmental Specifications

  • Operating Temperature -40°C to +60°C
  • Storage Temperature -50°C to +71°C
  • Relative Humidity up to 100%
  • Shock MIL-STD-810E, Method 514.4, Procedure 1, Functional Shock
  • Vibration MIL-STD-810E, Method 516.4, Ground Mobile


  • Video
    -- On-screen display
    -- RS170 NTSC (optional PAL) 2 channels
    -- RGB Analog (VGA) 2 channels
    -- Formats: VGA (optional SVGA, XGA)
    -- Digital Zoom provides smooth scale from lower resolution video signal (option)
    -- Digital frame rate converter/de-interlacer (option)
  • RS-422 serial data interface
  • Touchscreen option (Available on 1041AM-B only)

The display described represents a typical configuration of this family of products. Specifications may be configurable for specific customer requirements. For specifics on interfaces, bezel buttons, casings, connectors, and other configurations please contact your GD Canada representative.

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