Maintenance Support Device Version 4 (MSD V4)

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).

Enables Army Modernization Initiatives

  • MSD 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

All 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.


James Boulet

Senior Manager, Business Development Land Electronics

+1 321 272 3796