« Previous Next »

Mission System Computer

Technical Information

Catalogue No: C1152
Category: Mission Systems
Object Type: Signal/Data Processor
Object Name: Mission System Computer
Part No: 3887/61900/00
Serial No: 0011
Manufacturer: Selex
Division: Unknown
Platform(s): Hawk Series
Year of Manufacture: 2004
Dimensions: Width (mm): 192
Height (mm): 195
Depth (mm): 375
Weight (g): 5,960
Location: Rack RAA08 [Main Store]

Mission System Computer
P/N 3887/61900/00
Mod No /001
Ser. No. 0011
Mfg. Date 2004


Cage Code K0662 is for Selex Galileo but this was originally GEC-Ferranti at Edinburgh.
The Mission Computer was designed for the Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer

In January 2005 BAE Systems Platform Solutions announced that it would provide the mission computer and autopilot system for 20 Hawk 128 Advanced Jet Trainer aircraft recently ordered by the United Kingdom's Ministry of Defence. Hawk’s cockpit is designed to look, feel and function like the latest generation of front-line combat aircraft.

The Head-Up Display and full-colour Multi-Functional Displays are supported by the latest generation mission computers that can provide display data representative of the latest combat aircraft such as Typhoon and F-35, and the latest navigational aids such as a digital moving map.

The mission computer is an open-architecture system that was initially developed at BAE Systems' facility in Edinburgh, U.K. This computer provides the graphics for all six cockpit display panels and a head-up display.

Click to enlarge