ROCK-2 is a series of rugged, modular, pre-qualified, COTS (Commercial Off-The-Shelf) subsystems optimized for C4ISR applications.

Tailored to C4ISR applications

With the ability to interact with sensors, acquire and process data and share it on a network or other standard avionic buses, ROCK-2 features all the core functions to fulfill the requirements of C4ISR applications.

Unique customization for unique projects

Each mission computer serves a specific purpose; each requiring different interfaces to the outside world. To this intent, ROCK-2’s front panel and custom I/O board can be easily modified to suit your needs.

However, customization does not stop here. Our system features a spare slot which is used to add program specific functions and/or simply off-load the main CPU(s).

Because safety matters

“Design for Safety” is one of CES core competences. From day one, ROCK-2 has been engineered with Design Assurance Level (DAL) safety certification in mind systematically applying DO-178C/DO-254 design rules, documentation and independent verification and validation.

ROCK-2 supports mixed safety-critical level of HWCI and CSCI thanks to its multi-slot/multi-processor partitioned architecture. Upon request, ROCK-2 can be delivered with all the documentation and artifacts required for an RTCA DO-178C/DO-254 certification up to level C*.

*For more information or higher DAL qualification level, please contact your CES sales representative.


  • Option for DAL-C (DO-178C/DO-254)
  • -40°C to +70°C operating temperature
  • High SWaP optimization with I/O rich Avionic Interfaces and Advanced Video & Graphics processing
  • Rugged sealed air-force-cooled subsystems with internal conduction-cooled modules
  • 3U OpenVPX™ Architecture
  • Tailored to C4ISR applications
  • Fully integrated & Prequalified. Tested to:
    • DO-160
    • MIL-STD-810
  • Up to 4 Freescale QorIQ™ P3041 processor with 2GB DDR3L each
  • Option for Intel Core i7
  • Avionic I/O rich
  • Advanced Video & Graphics processing