Electronic Data Manager (EDM)

Enables Aircrew members Blue Force Tracking-Aviation situational awareness, plan missions and react to mission changes in flight.

The Electronic Data Manager (EDM) is a lightweight and portable touch-screen computer in the form of a kneeboard. It provides the Aviator with global positioning system (GPS) moving map capabilities, tactical mission planning and graphic overlays, sunlight readability, and the ability to use Windows-based software.

The EDM includes:

  • Moving map display (GPS aircraft position and waypoints)
  • Tactical graphics
  • Two-way Blue Force Tracking-Aviation situational awareness
  • Beyond line-of-sight text messaging
  • Displays of checklists, manuals and approach plates in PDF format
  • Capability to import mission planning data from Aviation Mission Planning Systems software
  • Weight and balance calculations
  • Aircraft performance planning calculations
  • Electronic notes

The EDM Spiral 3.5 improvements include:

  • Faster System Processor and increased memory
  • Sunlight Readable and NVG Compatible Display
  • 6.4” Sealed Trans-reflective Glass Touch Screen 480x640
  • External Power, Ethernet, and USB 2.0 interfaces-enhanced speed and performance
  • Dynamic terrain and obstacle avoidance software