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Rugged COTS-based devices built to handle any mission

Panasonic TOUGHBOOK is the European market leader for rugged mobile computing.

We’ve worked in partnership with defence organisations for over 20 years to deliver vehicle-mounted and handheld rugged mobile PC solutions for today’s digitally enabled militaries.

Our mission-ready, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) mobile devices are trusted by forces and system integrators around the world. Why? Because they’re tested to the toughest military standards, ensuring durability, reliability and security.


They are built to withstand the harshest of environments, even a battlefield.*Martyn Armstrong, Senior Programme Manager Cubic Defence UK
*From the Cubic and British Army Case Study


Mission ready

Unfailingly durable

Designed to perform effectively in even the most hostile of environments, TOUGHBOOK mobile PCs, tablets and handhelds meet the strictest requirements for protection against drops, vibrations, sand, dust, rain, altitude, temperature extremes and more. And our military-grade offerings are certified to MIL-STD-810H standards.

Reporting for rugged duty*

In the heart of the action, having technology you can count on isn’t just important: it’s mission critical. Panasonic TOUGHBOOK PCs are eight times more reliable than average industry notebooks without rugged features

*Sustainable Mobile Device Strategies Deliver Significant Savings for Business, White Paper

Cost effective and user friendly

At TOUGHBOOK, we’ve developed COTS devices that can be easily and cost-effectively deployed into any organisation across the sector.

Based on defence customer feedback, they look and feel like the commercial systems your soldiers use in civilian life, while maintaining optimum ruggedisation standards. So, upon deployment, your force can get to grips with usability faster.

Superior security

Ultra-portable accessories that don’t compromise on toughness – or security. TOUGHBOOK engineers devices for defence with removable solid-state drives (SSDs) to guarantee that whatever happens to the unit during operations, there’s no risk of losing highly-sensitive data. Additionally, Military Standard MIL-DTL-38999 ports can be added for strong and secure connections without any risk of leads falling out or coming loose.

Undetectable operations

When it’s mission critical that personnel go under the radar, the TOUGHBOOK concealed mode allows all radio and display features to be disabled in less than a second and at the push of a button.

Devices can also be certified to MIL-STD-461H, ensuring they meet strict controls for limited electro-magnetic interference.

Ongoing support

Eliminate the cost and hassle of replacing hardware every few years. Our military-grade products are designed to last for longer and come with a variety of TOUGHBOOK support and warranty options to meet any operational requirement.

Modular customisation and more

Because every user – and organisation – is different, we offer design customisation and software integrations, engineered for the defence sector.

We can also tailor specific accessories. For example, our vehicle docking solutions come with a variety of mounting brackets as standard, but can also be made bulletproof for transportation to and from the battlefield.

Find out more about defence

Cubic & British Army Case Study

Panasonic and Cubic Defence UK help British Army lead the world in defence training

BAE Systems Case Study

BAE Systems use Panasonic Toughpad tablets to help service Typhoon Jets.

Team Army Case Study

Panasonic supports sport in the British Army both financially, via sponsorship of Team Army, and directly with Toughboook rugged notebooks to assist Army rugby teams with training.

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