Ruggedized Personal Digital Assistant (RPDA)


Tadiran and its US subsidiary Talla-tech offer three PDA military grade hand held computers, running an Intel XScale 400 processors running the PocketPC 2002 operating system. These PDAs are based on COTS (HP IPAQ 3970, 5550 series using the Intel XScale 400 processor) technology. Packed in a ruggedized unit the system is complying with MIL-STD 810F and 461D environmental standards, and is built to perform missions in military environment, protected and sealed from mud, dust and weather hazards. The basic system is equipped with 900mAh lithium polymer rechargeable battery and one expansion slot (PCMCIA Type II).

Another version designed for extended use is offered with a 1,800 mAh battery, two PCMCIA Type II or one Type III expansion slots, while a third version is fitted with integral GPS (supporting military PPS and SAASM techniques) and a 3,600 mAh rechargeable battery.

At AUSA 2007 Tadiran announced a new order worth $14.4 million for the supply of 5th generation RPDA (RPDA-57) systems for multiple programs run by the US Army.. The company also supplies the U.S. Army with Tacter-31M, handheld or vehicle mounted PC terminal, a multipurpose rugged computer designed to serve all combat echelons in the modern battlefield. This compact device has embedded communications protocols, including MIL-STD 188-220, providing a critical building block for modern C4I systems. The terminal supports simultaneous connectivity for two independent tactical radio nets, as well as Local Area Network ( LANs) and other nets. According to Tadiran, in recent years Tacter 31M has become the system of choice for the US Army and Marine Corps.

These new RPDAs feature a powerful Intel 520 MHz PXA-270 processor, running on a 400Mhz processor bus, 128MB RAM, 64MB ROM in both a Wireless and Non-Wireless configuration. The device uses unique modular design configured to accommodate optional PC cards, tactical modem protocols and GPS to support multiple mission profiles.