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New family of pre-integrated systems speeds the development, and reduces the design risk for deployed application-specific solutions. ASHBURN, Va. – July 6, 2017 – Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division today introduced a new family of pre-integrated rugged mission management systems designed to lower the cost, speed the development, and reduce the design risk for deployed application-specific solutions. Through the use of fully integrated and tested industry-leading COTS modules, these base systems are architected, pre-qualified and pre-verified to address the needs of specific mission requirements. By providing a proven pre-configured base solution, these systems deliver a significant “headstart” that significantly reduces the integrator’s development cycle and costs. Using one of Curtiss-Wright’s pre-integrated hardware solution sets as their starting point, a system integrator can easily and quickly customize the base system by with application-specific software and/or expanding the base system with additional components to meet their application’s unique requirements. The first member of this innovative new family of pre-integrated solutions is designed for Software Defined Radio (SDR) and Electronic Warfare (EW) applications. It will be followed by announcements for additional application-specific pre-integrated base systems designed for applications such as Radar, EO/IR, and Video/Display.

“More and more frequently, our customers are asking us to help them jumpstart their application specific system designs with cost-effective pre-integrated system architectures that quickly get them most of the way to completion of their development by using proven COTS elements,” said Lynn Bamford, senior vice president and general manager, Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions division. “Our new family of application-specific mission management systems hits the sweet spot for these designers, with ‘pre-rolled’ systems targeted for applications such as Software Defined Radio and Electronic Warfare. These high-TRL systems provide our customers with an easy to customize base system that delivers a head-start for faster deployment while lowering risk to program schedule and budget.”[Continue reading →]

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New, dual threaded 64-bit Altivec(tm)-enabled VPX6-197 SBC features a quad-core T2080 processor, delivers 1.8 GHz non-throttling processing performance with only 42 watts of power dissipation[Continue reading →]

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Safety Certifiable 3U VPX Graphics Modules for Avionics ASHBURN, Va. – NOVEMBER 3, 2016 – Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division announced that it has expanded its portfolio of DO-254/DO-178C safety certifiable COTS products with the introduction of two new rugged 3U VPX high performance graphics processor modules. Based on AMD’s latest embedded Graphics Processing Unit (GPU), the Radeon™ E8860, both of these multi-head graphics cards support the long lifecycle availability required for defense and aerospace programs. Through the use of a suite of CoreAVI® software drivers and supported by the embedded industry’s longest component supply program, availability for VPX3-717 and VPX3-719 module hardware and software is ensured for 15+ years. Designed for use in safety certifiable applications, these size, weight, power and cost (SWaP-C)-optimized modules were developed to meet DO-254 DAL C and DO-178C DAL A certification. DO-254 and DO-178C certification artifact kits, available from Curtiss-Wright, ease platform certification, speed time to market, and significantly reduce the cost and risk of developing safety certifiable electronics subsystems for commercial and military aviation platforms.

“We are very excited to announce these new safety certifiable rugged graphics cards,” said Lynn Bamford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Defense Solutions division. “These SWaP optimized 3U VPX graphics engines enable system designers to speed the design of DO-254/DO-178B safety certifiable avionics systems, eliminating the high cost of custom solutions. Even better, they feature unmatched 15+ year availability for hardware and software, a true boon for long lifecycle aerospace and defense programs.”[Continue reading →]

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Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that its Defense Solutions division will display its latest industry leading commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) solutions designed for use in demanding EW and SIGINT C4ISR defense and aerospace applications at the 52nd Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention.[Continue reading →]

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Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that its Defense Solutions division has optimized its new 3U OpenVPX(tm) CHAMP-XD1 and 6U CHAMP-XD2 DSP modules to use the Intel(r) Xeon(r) processor D-1500 Product Family. The modules, which are available now with 8-core versions of the processor, will also be available with 12 and 16-core versions of the processor, which Intel will make available in the first quarter of 2016.[Continue reading →]

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HARRIS FLITESCENE DIGITAL MOVING MAP SOFTWARE/BOARD-SETS ARE PRE-VALIDATED FOR EMBEDDED AVIONICS APPLICATIONS ASHBURN, Va. – Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that its Defense Solutions division, in collaboration with Harris Government Communications Systems, has introduced the new FliteScene® Digital Mapping Solution, its latest pre-validated, pre-tested System Ready Application (SRA). The new SRA combines Harris’s popular FliteScene Digital Moving Map software with a range of Curtiss-Wright’s pre-integrated rugged single board computer (SBC) and high performance GPU-based display graphics controller board sets. The resulting SRAs, which are marketed and supported by Curtiss-Wright, provide avionics system integrators with an open architecture COTS-based digital moving map solution for embedded avionics systems that significantly reduces their design risk and time to deployment. The pre-validation and integration, provided by Curtiss-Wright, comes at no additional cost to the customer. Using the FliteScene SRA eases and speeds the integration of situational awareness and high performance digital mapping functions into embedded commercial and military avionics systems.

The FliteScene SRA is proven and field qualified. Already deployed on several demanding rotary wing aircraft applications, this pre-integrated digital moving map solution has successfully demonstrated the ease of integration and high reliability of the combined Harris software & Curtiss-Wright hardware solution. [Continue reading →]

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NEW VPX3-687 3U SWITCH MODULE DELIVERS 10X FASTER ETHERNET COMPARED TO EARLIER 1 GBE DESIGNS AUSA 2015, WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 12, 2015 – Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that its Defense Solutions division has introduced the industry’s highest density, fastest throughput 3U form factor Ethernet switch module. The new VPX3-687 1/10/40 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) switch module is designed to address the increasing demand for 10 and 40 GbE data transfers in embedded systems. Earlier 3U OpenVPX™ Ethernet switch cards were typically limited to 2-4 ports of 10 GbE, and were only able to interconnect a couple of switches or modules. In comparison, with its 320 Gbps of line-rate switching, the fully managed multi-layer VPX3-687 provides support for up to 32 ports of 10 GbE (or 8 ports of 40 GbE) in a single 3U slot. This increased performance raises the level of Ethernet connectivity to that previously available only in 6U systems and results in significant Size, Weight, Power and Cost (SWaP-C) reduction. Validated for deployment in the harshest environments, the rugged VPX3-687 is available in both air-cooled and conduction-cooled formats.

“Our customers are increasingly turning to 10 Gigabit Ethernet to achieve levels of performance in 3U VPX systems previously only obtainable from larger and hotter 6U designs,” said Lynn Bamford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Defense Solutions division. “We continue to expand our family of 10/40 GbE-enabled products to provide our system designers with powerful and flexible building blocks, like our new VPX3-687 module, that enable a new level of performance in SWaP-optimized small form-factor embedded systems.”[Continue reading →]

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ASHBURN, Va. – Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) today announced that as part of its recent One Curtiss-Wright re-organization strategy, its Defense Solutions division, headquartered in Ashburn, Va. has been expanded to include the Company’s Avionics & Electronics Group and Peerless Instrument and INDAL Technologies businesses. The new structure reflects the Company’s new One Curtiss-Wright vision, announced in December 2013 by David C. Adams, President and CEO of Curtiss-Wright Corporation, which creates a more strategically aligned, market-facing organization. Effective January 1, 2014, Curtiss-Wright is now comprised of Commercial/Industrial, Defense and Energy segments.

"The new structure of Defense Solutions provides the aerospace and defense markets with greater levels of integration and a far broader range of solutions for aviation, ground and naval customers," said Lynn Bamford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Defense Solutions division. "The Company’s One Curtiss-Wright vision promises to take Curtiss-Wright to new heights while providing our customers with unmatched highly engineered subsystem solutions for a wide array of applications."[Continue reading →]

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New family of pre-integrated systems speeds the development, and reduces the design risk for deployed application-specific solutions. ASHBURN, Va. – July 6, 2017 – Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division today introduced a new family of pre-integrated rugged mission management systems designed to lower the cost, speed the development, and reduce the design risk for deployed application-specific solutions. Through the use of fully integrated and tested industry-leading COTS modules, these base systems are architected, pre-qualified and pre-verified to address the needs of specific mission requirements. By providing a proven pre-configured base solution, these systems deliver a significant “headstart” that significantly reduces the integrator’s development cycle and costs. Using one of Curtiss-Wright’s pre-integrated hardware solution sets as their starting point, a system integrator can easily and quickly customize the base system by with application-specific software and/or expanding the base system with additional components to meet their application’s unique requirements. The first member of this innovative new family of pre-integrated solutions is designed for Software Defined Radio (SDR) and Electronic Warfare (EW) applications. It will be followed by announcements for additional application-specific pre-integrated base systems designed for applications such as Radar, EO/IR, and Video/Display.

“More and more frequently, our customers are asking us to help them jumpstart their application specific system designs with cost-effective pre-integrated system architectures that quickly get them most of the way to completion of their development by using proven COTS elements,” said Lynn Bamford, senior vice president and general manager, Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions division. “Our new family of application-specific mission management systems hits the sweet spot for these designers, with ‘pre-rolled’ systems targeted for applications such as Software Defined Radio and Electronic Warfare. These high-TRL systems provide our customers with an easy to customize base system that delivers a head-start for faster deployment while lowering risk to program schedule and budget.”[Continue reading →]

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New, dual threaded 64-bit Altivec(tm)-enabled VPX6-197 SBC features a quad-core T2080 processor, delivers 1.8 GHz non-throttling processing performance with only 42 watts of power dissipation[Continue reading →]

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Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that its Defense Solutions division will display its latest industry leading commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) solutions designed for use in demanding EW and SIGINT C4ISR defense and aerospace applications at the 52nd Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention.[Continue reading →]

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Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that its Defense Solutions division has optimized its new 3U OpenVPX(tm) CHAMP-XD1 and 6U CHAMP-XD2 DSP modules to use the Intel(r) Xeon(r) processor D-1500 Product Family. The modules, which are available now with 8-core versions of the processor, will also be available with 12 and 16-core versions of the processor, which Intel will make available in the first quarter of 2016.[Continue reading →]

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HARRIS FLITESCENE DIGITAL MOVING MAP SOFTWARE/BOARD-SETS ARE PRE-VALIDATED FOR EMBEDDED AVIONICS APPLICATIONS ASHBURN, Va. – Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that its Defense Solutions division, in collaboration with Harris Government Communications Systems, has introduced the new FliteScene® Digital Mapping Solution, its latest pre-validated, pre-tested System Ready Application (SRA). The new SRA combines Harris’s popular FliteScene Digital Moving Map software with a range of Curtiss-Wright’s pre-integrated rugged single board computer (SBC) and high performance GPU-based display graphics controller board sets. The resulting SRAs, which are marketed and supported by Curtiss-Wright, provide avionics system integrators with an open architecture COTS-based digital moving map solution for embedded avionics systems that significantly reduces their design risk and time to deployment. The pre-validation and integration, provided by Curtiss-Wright, comes at no additional cost to the customer. Using the FliteScene SRA eases and speeds the integration of situational awareness and high performance digital mapping functions into embedded commercial and military avionics systems.

The FliteScene SRA is proven and field qualified. Already deployed on several demanding rotary wing aircraft applications, this pre-integrated digital moving map solution has successfully demonstrated the ease of integration and high reliability of the combined Harris software & Curtiss-Wright hardware solution. [Continue reading →]

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Curtiss-Wright Selected by Raytheon Company to Provide Electro-Mechanical Drive for M60 and Challenger 1 Upgrades EUROSATORY 2016 (Booth #HALL 5A, Stand J761), PARIS, FRANCE – June 13-17, 2016 – Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division today announced that its Drive Technology business unit, a leading supplier of rugged, high reliability modular electro-mechanical aiming and stabilization solutions, located in Neuhausen am Rheinfall, Switzerland, has teamed with Raytheon Company to provide its cost-effective upgrade solution for modernizing the turret drive and stabilization system on M60 and Challenger 1 main battle tanks (MBT). Curtiss-Wright’s Electric Gun Turret Drive Upgrade Kit replaces older, less accurate hydraulic and hybrid-based turret stabilization systems on the M60 and Challenger 1 with a state-of-the art full electro-mechanical drive. The system provides for a lighter and safer turret that is able to rotate faster and accurately fire while the tank is on the move. Curtiss-Wright has delivered the Electric Gun Turret Drive Upgrade Kit to Raytheon Company, and supported its integration into both the M60 and CHALLENGER 1, resulting in successful live fire testing of the upgraded tanks.

“We are very proud to team with Raytheon Company to upgrade M60 and Challenger 1 main battle tanks with a modern electro-mechanical turret drive system that provides a quick, cost-effective solution for significantly boosting the performance of these older hydraulic and hybrid turret drive systems, enabling them to competitively meet the threat posed by newer and far more costly contemporary platforms,” said Lynn Bamford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Defense Solutions division. “We are working together with Raytheon Company to provide our Electric Gun Turret Drive Upgrade Kit, which can help ensure that thousands of main battle tanks, currently in use around the world, continue to be vital and effective for years to come.”[Continue reading →]

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Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that its Defense Solutions division has optimized its new 3U OpenVPX(tm) CHAMP-XD1 and 6U CHAMP-XD2 DSP modules to use the Intel(r) Xeon(r) processor D-1500 Product Family. The modules, which are available now with 8-core versions of the processor, will also be available with 12 and 16-core versions of the processor, which Intel will make available in the first quarter of 2016.[Continue reading →]

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NEW VPX3-687 3U SWITCH MODULE DELIVERS 10X FASTER ETHERNET COMPARED TO EARLIER 1 GBE DESIGNS AUSA 2015, WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 12, 2015 – Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that its Defense Solutions division has introduced the industry’s highest density, fastest throughput 3U form factor Ethernet switch module. The new VPX3-687 1/10/40 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) switch module is designed to address the increasing demand for 10 and 40 GbE data transfers in embedded systems. Earlier 3U OpenVPX™ Ethernet switch cards were typically limited to 2-4 ports of 10 GbE, and were only able to interconnect a couple of switches or modules. In comparison, with its 320 Gbps of line-rate switching, the fully managed multi-layer VPX3-687 provides support for up to 32 ports of 10 GbE (or 8 ports of 40 GbE) in a single 3U slot. This increased performance raises the level of Ethernet connectivity to that previously available only in 6U systems and results in significant Size, Weight, Power and Cost (SWaP-C) reduction. Validated for deployment in the harshest environments, the rugged VPX3-687 is available in both air-cooled and conduction-cooled formats.

“Our customers are increasingly turning to 10 Gigabit Ethernet to achieve levels of performance in 3U VPX systems previously only obtainable from larger and hotter 6U designs,” said Lynn Bamford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Defense Solutions division. “We continue to expand our family of 10/40 GbE-enabled products to provide our system designers with powerful and flexible building blocks, like our new VPX3-687 module, that enable a new level of performance in SWaP-optimized small form-factor embedded systems.”[Continue reading →]

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Curtiss-Wright Launches New Era of ARM Processor-Based Computing for Defense & Aerospace AUVSI (Booth #653), ORLANDO, Fla. – May 13-15, 2014 – Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) today announced that its Defense Solutions division has introduced the first member of its new family of rugged ARM®-based COTS processing modules, the VPX3-1701, a 3U VPX single board computer (SBC) based on a CPU that features dual 1 GHz ARM processors. This cost-effective, low-power small form factor SBC is rated at less than 15W maximum power dissipation. Curtiss-Wright’s ARM-based SBCs are the industry’s first VPX architecture processing modules to harness the affordability and low power advantages of the ARM architecture. They provide unmatched performance-per-Watt without compromising full-featured connectivity and I/O options. The VPX3-1701 delivers the benefits of ARM technology to system designers today while providing a path to technology insertion with pin compatible, higher performance Curtiss-Wright ARM SBCs to follow.

The VPX3-1701’s integral high-speed backplane and XMC connectivity enable multi-GB/s data flows from board-to-board through the backplane interface and from the backplane to its on-board XMC site to support the acquisition, processing, and distribution of sensor data for demanding C4ISR applications such as video, radar, and sonar data processing.[Continue reading →]

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New family of pre-integrated systems speeds the development, and reduces the design risk for deployed application-specific solutions. ASHBURN, Va. – July 6, 2017 – Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division today introduced a new family of pre-integrated rugged mission management systems designed to lower the cost, speed the development, and reduce the design risk for deployed application-specific solutions. Through the use of fully integrated and tested industry-leading COTS modules, these base systems are architected, pre-qualified and pre-verified to address the needs of specific mission requirements. By providing a proven pre-configured base solution, these systems deliver a significant “headstart” that significantly reduces the integrator’s development cycle and costs. Using one of Curtiss-Wright’s pre-integrated hardware solution sets as their starting point, a system integrator can easily and quickly customize the base system by with application-specific software and/or expanding the base system with additional components to meet their application’s unique requirements. The first member of this innovative new family of pre-integrated solutions is designed for Software Defined Radio (SDR) and Electronic Warfare (EW) applications. It will be followed by announcements for additional application-specific pre-integrated base systems designed for applications such as Radar, EO/IR, and Video/Display.

“More and more frequently, our customers are asking us to help them jumpstart their application specific system designs with cost-effective pre-integrated system architectures that quickly get them most of the way to completion of their development by using proven COTS elements,” said Lynn Bamford, senior vice president and general manager, Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions division. “Our new family of application-specific mission management systems hits the sweet spot for these designers, with ‘pre-rolled’ systems targeted for applications such as Software Defined Radio and Electronic Warfare. These high-TRL systems provide our customers with an easy to customize base system that delivers a head-start for faster deployment while lowering risk to program schedule and budget.”[Continue reading →]

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New, dual threaded 64-bit Altivec(tm)-enabled VPX6-197 SBC features a quad-core T2080 processor, delivers 1.8 GHz non-throttling processing performance with only 42 watts of power dissipation[Continue reading →]

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HARRIS FLITESCENE DIGITAL MOVING MAP SOFTWARE/BOARD-SETS ARE PRE-VALIDATED FOR EMBEDDED AVIONICS APPLICATIONS ASHBURN, Va. – Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that its Defense Solutions division, in collaboration with Harris Government Communications Systems, has introduced the new FliteScene® Digital Mapping Solution, its latest pre-validated, pre-tested System Ready Application (SRA). The new SRA combines Harris’s popular FliteScene Digital Moving Map software with a range of Curtiss-Wright’s pre-integrated rugged single board computer (SBC) and high performance GPU-based display graphics controller board sets. The resulting SRAs, which are marketed and supported by Curtiss-Wright, provide avionics system integrators with an open architecture COTS-based digital moving map solution for embedded avionics systems that significantly reduces their design risk and time to deployment. The pre-validation and integration, provided by Curtiss-Wright, comes at no additional cost to the customer. Using the FliteScene SRA eases and speeds the integration of situational awareness and high performance digital mapping functions into embedded commercial and military avionics systems.

The FliteScene SRA is proven and field qualified. Already deployed on several demanding rotary wing aircraft applications, this pre-integrated digital moving map solution has successfully demonstrated the ease of integration and high reliability of the combined Harris software & Curtiss-Wright hardware solution. [Continue reading →]

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New 23-Port Parvus DuraMAR 5915 3X Series increases GbE Port Count, adds advanced network management and security features, and reduces power consumption 25% AUSA 2014, WASHINGTON, D.C. (BOOTH #7809) – Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) today announced that its Defense Solutions division, a Cisco® Systems Solution Technology Integration (STI) partner, has introduced the Parvus DuraMAR 5915 3X Series, an enhanced version of its commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) Parvus DuraMAR 5915 rugged SWaP-C optimized mobile IP Router subsystem. The new rugged subsystem combines an integrated Cisco® 5915 Embedded Services Router (ESR) with a high bandwidth, low-power Vitesse® Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) switch in a single compact and lightweight Line Replaceable Unit (LRU) that delivers a total of 23 Ethernet ports. The SWaP-optimized DuraMAR 5915 3X delivers 25% more GbE ports and adds additional advanced network management and security features while reducing system power consumption by 25%, compared to Curtiss-Wright’s legacy “1X Series” solution.

The DuraMAR 5915 3X speeds and simplifies the integration of networking routing and switching functionality in deployed military and commercial aerospace applications such as tactical ground vehicles and rotary and fixed wing aircraft. It enables system integrators to easily deploy Cisco Mobile Ready Net capabilities, including data, video and voice services, virtually anywhere LAN or WAN connectivity may be required, especially in mobile, airborne, ground, sensor and manned/unmanned vehicle applications.[Continue reading →]

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New 23-Port Parvus DuraMAR 5915 2X Series reduces power consumption while delivering expanded port count and Cisco IOS management ASHBURN, Va. – Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) today announced that its Defense Solutions division, a Cisco® Systems Solution Technology Integration (STI) partner, has introduced an enhanced version of its commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) Parvus DuraMAR 5915 rugged SWaP-C optimized mobile IP Router subsystem that features an integrated Cisco® ESS 2020 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) Switch. The 23-port (2x Routed, 21x Switched) Parvus DuraMAR 5915 (2X Series) reduces power consumption while delivering expanded port count by combining a Cisco 5915 Embedded Services Router and a Cisco ESS 2020 Ethernet switch in a single line replaceable unit (LRU). Thanks to its industry standard Cisco Internetwork Operating System (IOS)-based managed switching and routing architecture, the DuraMAR 5915 can also significantly reduce user training requirements. Designed to deliver optimal performance in harsh conditions, the rugged, compact unit is designed to meet MIL-STD-810G, MIl-STD-461F, MIL-STD-1275, MIL-STD-704F, and RTCA/DO-160G standards. The DuraMAR 5915 speeds and simplifies the integration of networking routing and switching functionality in deployed military and commercial aerospace applications such as tactical ground vehicles and rotary and fixed wing aircraft. It enables system integrators to deploy Cisco Mobile Ready Net capabilities, including data, video, and voice services, virtually anywhere LAN or WAN connectivity may be required, especially in mobile, airborne, ground, manned or unmanned vehicle and sensor applications.

“The Parvus DuraMAR 5915 2X is the most rugged implementation and combination of a Cisco 5915 router and Cisco ESS 2020 switch available in the market today and enables system integrators to extend the Cisco Systems Enterprise Networking Infrastructure beyond the reach of traditional fixed-networks into mobile and embedded networking applications at the extreme edge of the network,” said Lynn Bamford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Defense Solutions division. “Leveraging Cisco’s IOS, Curtiss-Wright customers are able to deploy unified communications and secure mobile IP networks in the battlefield. Helping to meet today’s growing concern about Cyber Warfare terrorism, critical systems like the DuraMAR 5915 2X are used to triangulate threats before an attack.”[Continue reading →]

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ASHBURN, Va. – Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that its Defense Solutions division has received a contract from Sierra Nevada Corporation to supply its COTS-based rugged Ethernet Switch and Router technology for use aboard Pilatus PC-12 Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) equipped aircraft under the Knight Ryder program. Under the agreement, Curtiss-Wright will provide Sierra Nevada Corporation with its Parvus DuraMAR® 5915 router and Parvus DuraNET® 3000 switch products. The initial contract is valued at approximately $530,000. Under the agreement, shipments began in July 2013 and are scheduled to continue until early 2014.

“We are pleased to have been selected by Sierra Nevada Corporation to provide our cost-effective, proven Cisco-based Ethernet Switch and Router technology for use in the important Knight Ryder program,” said Lynn Bamford, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Defense Solutions division. “The selection of our SWaP-optimized rugged subsystems will help deliver standardized ISR hardware configuration and operating software aboard small, payload-limited aircraft such as the Pilatus PC-12.” [Continue reading →]

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LIGHTWEIGHT, COMPACT RVG-SD1 PROVIDES 8-PORTS OF HIGHLY CONFIGURABLE SD/HD/3G-SDI VIDEO I/O EUROSATORY 2016 (Booth #HALL 5A, Stand J761), PARIS, FRANCE – June 13-17, 2016 – Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division introduces the newest member of the Rugged Video Gateway (RVG) family of video management solutions, for size, weight and power (SWaP)-constrained ground and airborne platforms. The 8-port, multi-format, RVG-SDI Crossbar Video Switch speeds and simplifies the routing of 3G, HD and SD-SDI video sources, such as distributing video camera data to multiple displays. The RVG-SDI functions as a non-blocking crossbar switch and features eight (8) external miniBNC connectors, each of which can be configured as either a video input or output. The unit’s unique level of configuration flexibility enables any input to be routed to any or all of the 7 remaining I/O ports. Additionally, the RVG-SD1 can be configured on-the-fly via its external RS-422 and CAN control interfaces or statically to support a specific mission.

The RVG-SDI supports a wide variety of switch configurations, for example, it can be configured as a 1:7 repeater, 7:1 switcher, 2:6 repeater, or a 6:2 switcher, without the seven (7) dedicated inputs and seven dedicated outputs typically required for such flexibility. The result is a smaller (49 x 160 x 185 mm) and lighter (2 kg) video switch that is ideal for use in space and weight constrained manned and unmanned platforms used in military and aerospace applications. Designed to perform optimally in harsh conditions, the conduction-cooled RVG-SDI requires no active cooling and supports a -40 to +70ºC operating temperature range. It has been certified to stringent MIL-STD-810G environmental standards and is DO-160 qualified.[Continue reading →]

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Curtiss-Wright Congratulates Northrop Grumman on Successful First Flight of the NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance Aircraft ASHBURN, Va. - December 19, 2015 – Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division applauds Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and members of NATO’s Alliance Ground Surveillance Management Agency (NAGSMA) on the recent successful first flight of NATO’s Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) unmanned aircraft system (UAS). Operating out of a manufacturing facility in Palmdale, Calif., a Northrop Grumman flight test team conducted the successful flight on December 19, 2015.

Curtiss-Wright is a valued partner on the AGS program, providing two critical onboard flight subsystems. Curtiss-Wright supplies the Integrated Mission Management Computer (IMMC) that controls the aircraft’s flight, and the Advanced Mission Management System (AMMS) that communicates with onboard sensors and relays information to the ground station. [Continue reading →]

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NEW LIGHTWEIGHT, COMPACT AXON DAU PROVIDES FTI ENGINEERS WITH UNPRECEDENTED FLEXIBILITY, SCALABILITY AND RELIABILITY ITC/USA, LAS VEGAS, Nev. (Booth #209) – Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that its Defense Solutions division has introduced its next-generation compact Axon Data Acquisition Unit (DAU) for Flight Test applications. Axon combines unprecedented flexibility and scalability with outstanding reliability for demanding flight test applications. The innovative modular Axon DAU builds on Curtiss-Wright’s heritage as a leading supplier of rugged reliable data acquisition. Optimized for size, weight and power (SWaP), Axon works seamlessly with Curtiss-Wright’s widely used Acra KAM-500 DAU chassis, while reducing volume by 55% and weight by 70%. Axon is ideal for use in aircraft Flight Test Instrumentation, Airborne Telemetry, Flight Data Monitoring and Space Data Handling applications.

Designed to deliver maximum reliability, Axon’s hardware-based acquisition engines eliminate data loss, support deterministic operation, and ensure immediate recovery in the case of power brownout. Axon’s high-speed serial backplane (1 Gbps dedicated link per module) enables off-the-shelf data acquisition modules to be placed in ultra-miniature Axonite housings and located remotely, separated from the chassis by up to 20 meters. Locating data acquisition closer to the sensors can significantly decrease the installation time and cost of the instrumentation while simultaneously reducing wiring weight. Using Axonite housings (< 8 cubic inches in volume), flight test engineers can place their data acquisition hardware in any location on the flight test article. Further flexibility is provided by Axon’s dual Gigabit Ethernet outputs, which simplify the addition of Ethernet nodes or allow multiple DAU chassis to be daisy chained. An on-board processor speeds configuration, pre-flight checks, and in-service firmware upgrading. [Continue reading →]

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Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that its Defense Solutions division will display its latest industry leading commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) solutions designed for use in demanding EW and SIGINT C4ISR defense and aerospace applications at the 52nd Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention.[Continue reading →]

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New Parvus DuraWORX 80-41 delivers 4th gen Intel Core i7 processor and Cisco 5915 router in a rugged and fanless SWaP-optimized LRU DSEI 2015, LONDON, UK (Stand S9-231) – Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) today announced that its Defense Solutions division, a Cisco® Systems Solution Technology Integration (STI) partner, will introduce its newest Parvus® DuraWORX® “all-in-one” mission computer and Cisco® IOS network router at the Defence and Security Equipment International exhibition, DSEI 2015 (Stand S9-231). The new quad-core 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 (Haswell)-based DuraWORX 80-41 is housed in a fanless and waterproof IP67 chassis. It boosts the multi-core processing and high definition graphics capabilities over the original 2nd gen Intel Core i7-based DuraWORX 10-10, while reducing weight and size by about 15%. The DuraWORX 80-41’s multi-function design not only lowers SWaP-C, but also eliminates the need for individual processing, switching, and network router subsystems, as well as the multiple power cables and power supplies those line replaceable units (LRU) require.

The DuraWORX 80-41 is one of the embedded COTS market’s first single unit subsystem solutions to combine high performance 4th gen Core i7- processing with a managed secure Cisco 5915 Embedded Services Router (ESR) in a single compact subsystem. This modular and scalable LRU is designed to deliver optimal performance in extended temperature, dust, water, humidity and high shock & vibration environments, as well as extreme EMI/EMC conditions. It is expected to meet or exceed qualification testing conditions under MIL-STD-810G, MIL-STD-461F, DO-160G, MIL-STD-704F, MIL-STD-1275D, CE Mark, and other compliance standards. With a robust design and multi-function utility, the DuraWORX 80-41 can speed and simplify the integration of high performance tactical computing, IP networking (Layer 3 routing/Layer 2 switching), and situational awareness application capabilities for civil and aerospace/defense platforms - whether at sea, in the air or on the ground. [Continue reading →]

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Acra KAM-500 compact, low-power, modular Digital Acquisition Unit (DAU) ETTC 2015, TOULOUSE, FRANCE – Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) today announced that its Defense Solutions division and LORD Corporation have agreed to collaborate on the development of a wireless sensing solution for data acquisition in Flight Test Instrumentation (FTI) applications. Under the agreement, Defense Solutions’ Avionics & Electronics business will integrate LORD MicroStrain’s Lossless Extended Range Synchronized (LXRS®) gateway technology onto a hardware module for use in Curtiss-Wright’s COTS-based Acra KAM-500 Data Acquisition Unit (DAU) subsystem.

The new module will make the Acra KAM-500 compatible with the wireless sensor nodes supported by LORD and provide Curtiss-Wright’s FTI customers with a single solution for both wireless and wired data acquisition. It will also enable system designers to configure their wireless and wired networks using the same software, analyze the resulting data with the same playback software, and transmit their wireless FTI data in the same format as that used for wired data.[Continue reading →]

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Verified Support for IData(r) Tool Suite and IData(r) Map Plug-in on Curtiss-Wright's XMC-715 Graphics Controller and VME-186 Single Board Computer provided under Curtiss-Wright's new System Ready Application Initiative[Continue reading →]

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ASHBURN, Va. – Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) today announced that as part of its recent One Curtiss-Wright re-organization strategy, its Defense Solutions division, headquartered in Ashburn, Va. has been expanded to include the Company’s Avionics & Electronics Group and Peerless Instrument and INDAL Technologies businesses. The new structure reflects the Company’s new One Curtiss-Wright vision, announced in December 2013 by David C. Adams, President and CEO of Curtiss-Wright Corporation, which creates a more strategically aligned, market-facing organization. Effective January 1, 2014, Curtiss-Wright is now comprised of Commercial/Industrial, Defense and Energy segments.

"The new structure of Defense Solutions provides the aerospace and defense markets with greater levels of integration and a far broader range of solutions for aviation, ground and naval customers," said Lynn Bamford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Defense Solutions division. "The Company’s One Curtiss-Wright vision promises to take Curtiss-Wright to new heights while providing our customers with unmatched highly engineered subsystem solutions for a wide array of applications."[Continue reading →]

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Curtiss-Wright Introduces New Rugged 8TB Storage System for Deployed \"Big Data\" Applications AUVSI (Booth #653), ORLANDO, Fla. – Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) today announced that its Defense Solutions division has introduced the new rugged CNS4 Compact Network Storage subsystem, a conduction-cooled, high-performance network file server (NFS) with scalable storage, flexible IO, and encryption options. This rugged, high-capacity storage solution was designed for size, weight and power (SWaP) constrained military applications that require cryptography to ensure the integrity of critical “data-at-rest” in demanding military environments such as those endured by transports, helicopters, UAVs and mobile radar systems. The CNS4, with its high-density storage capacity, broad support for multiple network protocols and expansion, and flexible encryption capabilities, enables system designers to address all their data, audio and video storage requirements with a single solution, eliminating the need for multiple dedicated data recorders. Able to support up to 8TB of Type 1 encrypted storage, CNS4 provides Ethernet connectivity for maximum network-agility. It also supports a wide variety of industry standard protocols, including CIFS, NFS, HTTP, FTP, and PXE, making it ideal for sharing critical data in network centric architectures. The modular CNS4 supports a variety of encryption levels and can be configured with up to four (4) Curtiss-Wright Flash Storage Modules (FSM-C) in a fully rugged, conduction-cooled ATR chassis, doubling the storage capacity available with the original CNS. The CNS4 features 100,000 insertion cycle connectors which are critical for mobile applications such as Mission Recorders, Unmanned Vehicle Data Loader, Mobile ISR Systems and Ground Vehicles.

“Curtiss-Wright is proud to support our warfighters by offering the industry’s leading rugged storage solution for mobile applications that require NSA Type 1 encrypted data-at-rest,” said Lynn Bamford, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions division. “Built to meet evolving storage, protocol and encryption requirements, this data recorder provides ‘future-proofing’ to ensure that your data recorder keeps pace with your application’s expanding needs.”[Continue reading →]

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