Maintenance Support Device - Version 4

Maintenance Support Device Version 4 (MSD V4) incorporates a Trusted Platform Module 2.0 (TPM) as part of a comprehensive Embedded Security architecture based on advanced Trusted Computing Technologies. The Hardware Root of Trust built by the MSD Embedded Hardware Security subsystem provides a unique and advanced foundation for Cybersecurity threat protection.

The MSD-V4 Rugged, Semi-Rugged and Light systems are part of the Integrated Family of Test Equipment (IFTE) and the Army’s sixth generation at-platform multipurpose standard Automatic Test Equipment (ATE). MSD V4 systems will be used throughout all levels of maintenance as the Army’s standard general purpose At-Platform Automatic Test System (APATS) to test and diagnose highly complex communications, other electronic commodity equipment, missiles, aircraft, and ground vehicles and to identify failed Line Replaceable Units (LRUs).

Technology Roadmap

Maintenance Support Device (MSD) V4All MSD V4 computers reside on an evolving Technology Roadmap. Dell is committed to developing next generation computing systems to equip MSD operators with the latest technologies. New computers with advanced processors and expanded memory can be introduced as they become available; and will be backwards compatible with fielded systems.  MSD operators will be securely networked and have access to maintenance and logistics information enterprises from unit to Depot to Services level. MSD V4 is a next generation leap with COTS technologies that ensure MSD operators have the very best.


Maintenance Support Device Version 4  Enables Army Modernization Initiatives

  • Maintenance Support Device (MSD) V4MSD V4 can support all Army and Marine Corps tactical platform fleets – ground and aviation
  • MSD V4 is positioned to support Army modernization objectives
    • Future Ground Combat Vehicle (FGCV)
    • Next Generation Combat Vehicle (NGCV)
    • Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV)
  • MSD V4 can support a range of  communications equipment, artillery and missile systems, individual and crew served weapons and many other mission critical systems that make Soldiers and Marines the best force and combat multipliers in the battlespace


  • Maintenance Support Device (MSD) V4Lightweight – Portable COTS computer at 6lb
  • Sunlight Readable - Touchscreen
  • MIL STD 810G Testing
    • Shock / Vibration
    • Dust / Sand
    • Rain / Humidity
  • Multiple I/O Ports – Meet all spec and enable MSD on all platforms and variants
  • Cyber – TPM2.0 enabled to securely interface with all BUS / platform networks; hosts MFoCS II cyber hardened solution
  • Hot Swap Battery
  • Technology Roadmap – Brings Dell commitment to tech refresh to spec; and maintain backward compatibility with fielded systems
  • All standard & Optional Accessories are contained in a single ruggedized transit case.
  • Maturity Availability
    • TRL – 10
    • MRL -  10
  • Maintenance Support Device (MSD) V4Intel Core i5 Processor
  • 8GB RAM (DDR4) – up to 16GB
  • TPM 2.0- Cyber Enabled
  • 2xUSB 3.0 // 1xUSB 2.0
  • 1 x CAC enabled Smart Card Reader
  • Sunlight Readable IAW MIL STD 3009
  • 1x RJ45 Ethernet
  • 1 x 802.11ac Wireless Ethernet

Maintenance Support Device (MSD) V4MSD V4 Rugged, Semi-Rugged and Light systems are equipped with TPM 2.0 to provide an advanced cyber solution to ensure data integrity and security across military networks.

MSD V4 on-platform and at-platform capabilities in the maintenance and information enterprise.

Maintenance Support Device (MSD) V4

Standard and optional accessories for the MSD V4 Rugged, MSD V4 Semi-Rugged and Light, and transit case.

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Standard Accessories
  • Maintenance Support Device (MSD) V4Wired Mouse
  • NATO Cable
  • Network Cable
  • Blu-Ray Player
  • DC Power
  • AC Power
  • Recovery Disc
  • Euro Power Adapter
Optional Accessories
  • Spare Computer Battery
  • PCMCIA Card Reader
  • IUID Reader
  • IUID Case
  • Express Card Reader
  • 1553 Adapter
  • RS232/485/422 Adapter
  • 400Hz Power Supply