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Defence Computing

Defence computing solutions for land, sea and air

Established in 1985, Captec is a British SME specialising in the design and manufacture of leading-edge defence computing solutions. A growing name in the defence market with multisector experience, we are disrupting the industry by leveraging the cost and availability advantages of COTS hardware combined with bespoke engineering capabilities.

Our solutions meet exacting requirements and deliver a competitive advantage at the lowest lifetime cost of ownership, on time and in budget.

Our Product Range

Man portable

Mobile deployed computers

  • Design optimised for cost performance
  • Protection against shock and vibration
  • Mate and lock connectors
  • Customisable circuit protection
  • Partnered with leading case manufacturers
  • Compliance and certification management

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Naval-certified computer racks

  • Modular construction for ease of installation
  • Lighter materials reduce weight while retaining robustness
  • Flexibility to deploy a range of computing equipment
  • Optional marine PDU with emergency stop
  • Optional CO2 injection point for fire suppression

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High performance servers

  •  Customisable to your unique requirements
  • From the chassis depth to extended temperatures, we meet your size, weight and power requirements
  • Over 11 year average availability and hardware revision control
  • MIL-810G/MIL-461F computers and servers

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E-910 Series

E-Series Embedded Computers

  • Powerful performance in a fanless NUC form factor
  • Powered by 8th generation Intel Core i processors
  • Unique bimetallic copper and aluminium thermal design delivers unthrottled processor performance under full workloads
  • Multiple custom I/O expansion options allow for application-specific configurations
  • Support for Intel Myriad X VPU for IoT and edge-based AI applications

Full product range coming soon

IC Range

IC Xeon Computers

  • Latest Intel 2nd generation Scalable Xeon processors deliver powerful multi-core performance
  • Controlled configuration with extended longevity limits costly future design changes from component obsolescence
  • Easily serviceable fans, redundant PSU option and 0-40C ambient operational temperature enables 24/7 operation with enhanced MTBF
  • Two-three week lead time
Mobile Rack Platform - Captec

Mobile Rack Platforms

  • Design with commercial components optimised for cost performance
  • Specialist engineering to protect against shock and vibration
  • Mate and lock connectors
  • Customisable circuit protection to fit your requirements
  • Partnered with leading case manufacturers
  • Compliance and certification management

Our Capabilities

Rack Engineering

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  • Business capabilities – Portfolio of combined capabilities which result in a Tried, Tested and Trusted supplier with a successful track record of delivering quality products and services.
  • Design capabilities – Extensive engineering capabilities to deliver COTS and bespoke platforms that meet exacting requirements and achieve a competitive advantage through innovation at the lowest lifetime cost of ownership.
  • Programme & project management – Experienced in complex engineering programmes. Tender to deployment engagement ensures accurate for project delivery on time and in budget.
  • Service & lifecycle management – Comprehensive support and servicing with rapid turnaround to minimise downtime. Obsolescence and change control management mitigates risk and ensures continuity of supply.
  • Electro-mechanical integration – Well established manufacturing and integration capabilities for complex electro-mechanical sub-assemblies and systems for aerospace and defence.

Case Stories

High Performance Ruggedised Comp. for WEB

Mobile racks for military communications

Our customer approached us with the requirement for highly rugged mobile computer racks for operation on warships. We knew instantly that the operating environment was going to be highly challenging, so we set our minds to the task. Taking commercially available components, we engineered the additional ruggedisation levels that enabled the mobile computer racks to operate reliably in tough marine environments…

Case story - Rack Integration Full Flight Simulators - Captec

Rack integration for full flight simulators

This solution is for a global defence and aerospace contractor, designing and supplying innovative solutions to governments and corporations worldwide. The customer develops high performance full flight simulators for commercial pilot training, an area which is currently experiencing a rapid increase in demand. Highly complex, maximum reliability and expertly integrated rack solutions are integral to performance and quality…

Defence computer racks

Mobile computer racks for broadcasting

For a leading provider of broadcast solutions for armed forces, the requirements were clear. They needed a mobile solution that was instantly deployable, able to withstand rough handling and transportation, survivable in harsh environments and offered connectivity to a number of external devices…

Download Defence Applications Flyer

Defence capabilities flyer

To download our latest defence flyer and find out how we can help support your defence computing requirements for land, sea and air applications, please click the link below:

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