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Alpharetta, Georgia – Argon Corporation, designing and manufacturing Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) and customized rugged display monitors and computers, is pleased to announce that we have received a Firm, Fixed Price contract from one of our largest customers to replace our legacy RWS15 Rugged Workstation employed by the USAF for aircraft Ground Maintenance.


The legacy unit, shown here, has been fielded worldwide. It employs a variety of technology, including 15” sunlight readable LCD with integrated analog resistive touch screen, sealed keyboard, processor, hot swappable battery, DVD and Floppy drives and a variety of I/O.

Over the 11 years which we provided this unit, the demonstrated MTBF has been in excess of 20,000 hours. In 2017 the customer approached Argon for a FFF replacement incorporating current day processing and LCD technology along with provisions for enhanced IT security.

Argon provided first article units and after careful evaluation by our customer and the end user, a decision was made to place the production order. This represents the single largest production order that Argon has received.


Commented Mike Forde, Argon CCO and General Manager – we are pleased and excited to continue to be a part of this important platform and able to maintain the trust and confidence of the ultimate end user for over 11 years and counting, the USAF. The RWS15 is a robust and field proven product and is suitable for many rugged workstation applications. We look forward to many years of continued support and further business collaboration

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