The AK-4 is a rugged, backlit keyboard designed for public use and military airborne applications.

With an industrial silicone rubber backlit keypad, the AK-4 series of keyboards is designed for use in rugged applications. Sealed to IP68, the AK-4 resists dust and water, and is perfect for use in fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft. An integrated mouse pointer enhances functionality while minimizing the overall size of the keyboard. The precision slides ensure smooth retraction of the keyboard when not in use. The AK-4 allows for a range of installation options with AeroComputers map systems and other compatible devices.

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Sealed Silicone Keyboard

AK-4 keyboards feature a sealed silicone keyboard that resists dust and water, and is ruggedized for use in both aircraft and ground vehicles.


Hard Mounted and Loose Versions

AK-4 keyboards are available in hard mounted and loose versions to suit a variety of requirements.  The hard mounted version features smooth sliding rails and a sheet metal enclosure for easy installation.


NVIS Backlit Keys

Each key on the AK-4 is LED backlit for maximum readability.  An optional MIL-STD-3009 NVIS version of the AK-4 is available.



Dimensions Loose 10″L x 4.1″W x 0.87″H
Sliding (retracted) 10.5″L x 7.8″W x 1.2″H
Sliding (extended) 10.5″L x 12.3″W x 1.2″H
Weight Loose 2.0L B
Sliding 2.5 LB
Finish Black anodized*
Keypad Material Silicone rubber IP68
Backlight Adjustable **
Temperature -40°C TO +70°C (storage)
-20°C to +60°C (operation)
Connection PS/2 or USB auto-detect***
*Type II CLass 2 per MIL-A-8625F
** NVIS Green B MIL-3009
*** Specify PS/2 or USB at time of purchase. PS/2 recommended to maximize cable run lengths. Mating connector and back-shell included.






      • Lightweight, Rugged Construction
      • Dust and Water Resistant
      • Simplified Installation
      • Loose & Mountable Installation Options