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LAD 2150 Large Area Display

Make Better-Informed Decisions

Enhance your situational awareness with a true 10-bit gray scale display. Capable of 1.3 billion colors and 1024 gray shades, the LAD 2150 large area display provides superior clarity, empowering decision makers to positively identify targets more quickly, without the use of additional personnel or assets. 


Land, Air or Sea

Out of the box, the LAD 2150 display head assembly (DHA) is designed and tested to meet the performance and environmental requirements of armored combat vehicles, military and commercial fixed-wing and rotary-wing platforms. With no additional customization needed to withstand these varied environments, the LAD 2150 has the lowest through-life cost compared to commercially sourced displays, which often require multiple engineering and panel refresh cycles to endure the operational lifespan of the platform.

Single or Double, You Choose

The LAD 2150 large area display (LAD) combines two 8"x10" active matrix liquid crystal displays (AMLCD) on a single AMLCD substrate. With no visible separation in the center of the display, a single continuous image can be displayed across the full 20-inch width of the AMLCD, or separate windows of information can be moved from one side to another without a non-illuminated portion between display halves.

See Clearly, Day or Night

The LAD 2150 DHA incorporates a separate day/night mode backlight. In addition to providing stunning day mode chromaticity (typical luminance of 300 fL) the LAD 2150 is certified to MIL-STD-3009 Class B NVIS to offer operation with NVIS goggles in night mode. The innovative dual backlight architecture also minimizes the power required over the life of the display for both day and night mode operations.

No Single Point of Failure

Each display is equipped with its own independent power and video paths. A fully redundant, glove-capable, five-point multi-touch panel can be laminated to the front surface of the AMLCD. Both the AMLCD and touch screen architectures implement dual-channel control technology to ensure the unit is always fully functional with no single-point-of-failure elements.

Dual Redundant Display in Bubble Canopy Applications

Minimize Reflection Interference

Today's cockpit integrator, whether for a state-of-the-art military fast jet, or piston-powered general aviation, is striving to enhance situational awareness and increase safety through the use of large area displays. In bubble-canopy cockpits, viewing cones must be narrow enough to reduce canopy reflections without negating the increased panel size benefit. Mercury Systems has developed AMLCD displays that maximize viewing area and provide redundancy while also providing a very narrow viewing cone.


  • Two 20”x8” redundant large area AMLCDs
  • 1.3 billion colors and 1024 gray shades (10-bit color depth/gray scale)
  • Pixel Format (HxV): 2560 x 2048 (1280 x 1024 each display) RGB, vertical stripe arrangement
  • Sunlight readable, day/night mode backlight (MIL-STD-3009 Class B NVIS)
  • Multiple interface configurations, including ARINC-818
  • Active Display Area: 19.96” x 8.16”, 21.5" diagonal
  • DAL-A, DO-254, DO-178, MIL-STD-810G
  • Designed for harsh, military environments
  • Operating temperature: -55°C to +71°C (max +85°C with proper thermal management)