Ground-based applications are designed to withstand dust, sun, vibration, shock, etc. MLRS stations have been developed with a polyester layered keyboard to insure a totally sealed surface and are designed to function even in an N-B-C situation. Design parameters also take into account operator requirements, such as the use of gloves by the operator.
Display bezels for ground based systems such as AFV and MBT platforms are designed to withstand the rugged environments in which they operate. Pushbuttons produced from silicon layers provide impenetrable seals and specially designed joysticks allow for ease of operation.