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Radar and Map Display Processor

Technical Information

Catalogue No: C1830
Category: Mission Systems
Object Type: Display Unit
Object Name: Radar and Map Display Processor
Part No: 3887/62450/000
Serial No: 0004
Manufacturer: GEC-Ferranti
Division: Unknown
Year of Manufacture: circa 2004
Dimensions: Width (mm): 230
Height (mm): 415
Depth (mm): 590
Weight (g): 26,760
Location: Main Store

S/No 0004 MFG 11-2004
26.92 Kg K 0662
Software Standard 12


This is a Radar and Map Display Processor unit, a part of TARDIS, from a Tornado GR4.

It replaced the Combined Radar and Projected Map Display (CRPMD) in the Aft Cockpit.

In February 2004 BAE Systems Avionics Systems was awarded a $70 million contract to provide 128 radar map display systems for the U.K. Royal Air Force Tornado GR4 ground attack aircraft. The system, known as the Tornado Advanced Radar/Map Display Information System (TARDIS), was developed in the United Kingdom and is replacing obsolete radar projected map display systems. TARDIS is a state-of-the-art system using active-matrix liquid crystal displays, the latest radar processing techniques, map generation software, and graphics using Wind River platform technologies and commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware. TARDIS provides digital color display screens for the Tornado pilot and navigator, which can be used cooperatively or independently, and performs data fusion of radar data and digital moving map display data to provide advanced, enhanced situational awareness for low-level terrain navigation and avoidance capabilities.

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