Android-based rugged handheld computer announced by DRS Technologies

PARSIPPANY, NJ. Engineers at the Tactical Systems division of DRS Technologies launched a new rugged handheld computer line, dubbed Scorpion, for use by U.S. warfighters to use in dismounted command and control operations. The Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) device runs the Android operating system and interfaces with warfighter tactical radios.

The product stems from a Broad Agency Announcement contract for the Joint Battle Command-Platform System.

Scorpion has a dual core processor, a high-resolution 4 inch multi-touch display, that enables users to zoom and pan without using a function key, and an 8 megapixel camera and FlexCharge, which enables users to charge the computer while interacting with tactical radios.

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