Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions Scalable and Modular Technology for Critical Ground Capabilities

Curtiss-wright defence solutions

In ground, air and naval defence applications, Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions, is an industry leader providing highly rugged and reliable critical systems and components.

With design and manufacturing facilities located across North America and Europe, and sales and support teams located around the globe, it is uniquely positioned to satisfy the most demanding electronics and systems challenges.

Rugged, secure data recording and storage systems

Rugged, secure data storage systems from Curtiss-Wright provide guaranteed solutions for the retrieval, archiving and processing of digital video and intelligence in real time, along with mission data to support ground force operations.

The network attached storage systems are compact, transportable and eligible for applications requiring critical data sharing within adverse ground mobile environments. These storage systems are ruggedised for severe shock and vibration within combat vehicle applications, such as extreme temperatures between -40° to 71°C. The systems supply affordable, high-capacity, high-performance network, MIL-STD-810 and MIL-STD-461 qualified attached storage.

Electronic warfare

Electronic Warfare (EW) consists of spoofing or jamming an adversary’s electronic communications or electronic sensing, commonly by detecting communications at specific frequency then jamming it, or detecting an incoming radar signal and giving a simulated return signal response to indicate a false location.

The main requirement for designers’ building this system is high-performance, embedded computing, which is able to detect, identify and respond to signals within the short time intervals that characterise the electronic battlefield.

Curtiss-Wright offers solutions for EW such as innovative Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs), Analog-to-Digital converters (ADCs), and Digital-to-Analog converters (DACs). They also supply large banks of Digital RF Memory (DRFM) for radar spoofing and other Electronic Countermeasures (ECM).

Fire control for military weapon use

The fire control computer is at the forefront of many military weapons, and gathers data from a range of sources including radar, various sensors, inertial systems and occasionally human input.

Curtiss-Wright deliver fire control processors for a variety of ground vehicles, and for minimal latency, the entire specific Interoperability (I/O) necessary for a specific vehicles sensor suite and vehicle information bus are directly integrated to the processor.

Image and data display processing for rugged military vehicles

The products supplying image processing are as diverse as the required applications, from differing Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) technology for image acquisition or image processing, high-performance Intel processors to general purpose graphics processors (GPGPs).

Image processors can require considerable processing power that has proven challenging to deploy within rugged military vehicle environments.

There is a continual need to display data to our military vehicle drivers in an efficient way, and as the display resolution increases, so does the ability to display even more data on a clear single screen. This could include vehicle, targeting and guidance information or external camera imaging.

We continually supply high-quality solutions for display processing needs within the industry, such as the latest processor technology features, a vast I/O capability range and graphics outputs to drive up to four high-definition displays in a single card.

Rugged computer systems for vehicle management

Curtiss-Wright extends its COTS technology processors and interfaces portfolio to supply rugged computer systems that support vehicle management functions. We are a developer and deployer of surveillance, heath, payload and mission management, as well as networking and data encryption solutions for ground platforms.

Our vehicle management systems are Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) solutions delivered within several weeks, or specific customer-developed customised solutions.

Curtiss-Wright continually invests in developing new and upgraded solutions that simplify vehicle management, for example, the DBH-672 Digital Beachhead GbE Switch and Vehicle Processor.

Turret control for armoured land vehicle use

Deployed troops rely on their armament’s precision and reliability for self-protection. Modern-day turrets are usually mounted on an armoured land vehicle, which proves most useful when traversing adverse, rugged terrain. Accurately locating a target and stabilising the shot whilst moving out of the line of site potentially makes all the difference.

The Turret Drive Servo System (TDSS) has been developed from more than 60 years worth of industry experience and is based on a modular equipment system approach. It fits with a variety of applications including weapon stations and main battle tanks, with up to 20t turrets.

Typically, a TDSS is made up of integrated software, hand controllers, single and dual axis gyroscopes, a motor controller and linear and rotary drives. Depending on the turret’s size and weight, the system can be scaled up or paired down in order to match the performance and precision requirements.

Networking solutions and mission processing for ground vehicle platforms

Reliable IP networking solutions, such as rugged network routers and Ethernet switches are essential for mobile networks on-board ground vehicle platforms in order to connect tactical sensors and mission systems at the network edge.

Curtiss-Wright’s rugged Ethernet subsystems and card solutions enable manned and unmanned systems to deploy digital network architectures securely and in a cost-effective manner. These have become fundamental for the delivery of secure data, video and voice services to mobile networks within challenging environments.

Our networking solutions are optimised for the Size, Weight and Power (SWaP) civil and military platform constraints, as well as used across a range of platforms for connecting on-board devices in highly secure, manageable IP networks.

Ground vehicles continually have growing payload options to allow for changeable mission requirements, including cameras, communications and weapons.

Curtiss-Wright’s mission management computers provide interface to an array of functions through expandable and modular components, enabling the systems to be easily modified.

Mission management computers offer an interface opportunity for legacy data buses including state-of-the-art processing, networking capability, graphics input and output and 1553.

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Curtiss-Wright Receives Five Innovators Awards

Curtiss-Wright has received five Innovators Awards for its army solutions.

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Switch and Router Subsystems Onboard Amphibious Assault Vehicle

The US Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) required an IP network backbone upgrade for the AAVC-7A1, the command variant of the US Marine Corps (USMC) amphibious assault vehicle.

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20130 Lakeview Center Plaza 200

Ashburn

VA 20147

United States of America

+1 703 779 7800 +1 703 779 7805 www.curtisswrightds.com

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Data Recording and Storage

Curtiss-Wright rugged, secure data storage systems offer a proven solution for retrieving, archiving and processing mission data, digital video and intelligence in real time to support ground force operations.

Electronic Warfare

Electronic Warfare (EW) involves jamming or spoofing an adversary's electronic sensing or electronic communications.

Fire Control

The fire control computer sits at the core of many of our military's weapons. This computer takes in data from numerous sources such as radar, inertial systems, various sensors and sometimes human input.

Image and Display Processing

Image processing is a technology containing a wide range of applications, which could be target tracking by object recognition from a high-definition camera on a surveillance vehicle.

Mission Processing

As technology advances, ground vehicles have constantly growing payload options to accommodate ever changing mission needs, including cameras, communications or weapons.

Networking

Mobile networks on-board ground vehicle platforms require reliable IP networking solutions, including rugged network routers and Ethernet switches, to connect tactical mission systems and sensors at the network edge.

Turret Control

The self-protection of deployed troops depends on the precision and reliability of their armament. Weapons accuracy and reliability are crucial factors for combat success.

Vehicle Management

Curtiss-Wright leverages its portfolio of COTS technology processors and interfaces to provide rugged computer systems that support vehicle management functions.

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16 November 2017

Curtiss-Wright has received five Innovators Awards for its army solutions.

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19 July 2017

Curtiss-Wright's Defense Solutions division recently 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.

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12 July 2017

Curtiss-Wright's Defense Solutions division recently introduced the industry's first rugged data recording system designed to support legacy sensor systems based on the Fibre Channel (FC) data communications protocol and to bridge that data to Ethernet networks.

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6 July 2017

Curtiss-Wright's Defense Solutions division today announced that, for the fourth year in a row, it was recognised by Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) for outstanding supplier quality performance.

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30 May 2017

Curtiss-Wright's Defense Solutions division today announced the new FSM-C2X Download Station, an innovative solution for rapidly and simultaneously downloading high-density ISR data to ground station PCs for post-mission analysis. The FSM-C2X Download Station uniquely enables users to rapidly transfer up to eight terabytes (TB) of data via standard USB connections.

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16 May 2017

Streamlined lifecycle services offering simplifies access to industry-leading counterfeit mitigation tools, improved configuration control and DMS management, dedicated team of experts and 24/7 access to online Total LifeCycle Management platform.

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4 May 2017

New policy provides COTS module customers with no-cost access to full authenticity / testing reports for obsolescence mitigation.

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12 April 2017

Curtiss-Wright's Defense Solutions division announced that it is collaborating with Green Hills Software and Richland Technologies to demonstrate the industry's first COTS-based rugged Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) aligned multicore solutions for critical and high-assurance systems.

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30 March 2017

Curtiss-Wright's Defense Solutions division, in collaboration with Lynx Software Technologies, will demonstrate Lynx's LynxOS-178 2.2.4 RTCA/DO-178B Level A Safety Certified RTOS at the Air Force Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE™) Technical Interchange Meeting.

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9 February 2017

Curtiss-Wright's Defense Solutions division recently announced that it has been selected by Italy's ELV SpA (Avio Group), the prime contractor on the Vega-C Launcher System and GPM Development and Qualification Programme for the European Space Agency (ESA), to provide a COTS-based telemetry data system for the new launcher.

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2 February 2017

Curtiss-Wright's Defense Solutions division today announced support for the LynxSecure separation kernel hypervisor, a real-time secure virtualisation platform capable of leveraging multicore CPU hardware virtualisation features on Curtiss-Wright's Intel-based single board computer (SBC) and Parvus® DuraCOR® small form factor processor product families.

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26 January 2017

Curtiss-Wright's Defense Solutions division has announced the embedded industry's first commercial off the shelf (COTS) data-at-rest (DAR) storage solution to support Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) 2-Layer Encryption, an NSA approved approach for protecting classified National Security Systems (NSS) information in aerospace and defence applications using cost-effective commercial encryption technologies in a layered solution.

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8 January 2017

Curtiss-Wright's Defense Solutions division today introduced the VPX6-197, its newest Power Architecture-based 6U VPX rugged single board computer (SBC).

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2 January 2017

Updated VPX3-1220 and XMC-121 SBCs deliver highest performance with Intel’s latest generation quad-core low-power EL-1505L v6 processor and fast Intel HD Graphics.

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21 December 2016

Curtiss-Wright's Defense Solutions division today announced it was ranked as the leading supplier in terms of market share for VPX and VME open architecture system products.

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20 December 2016

Support for 100K insertion/extraction cycles for 2.5in SATA disks boosts system reliability for popular Parvus® DuraCOR® 80-41 and DuraCOR® 80-42 mission computers.

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18 December 2016

New VPX3-151 is first RTCA/DO-254 safety-certifiable COTS SBC to support Green Hills Software’s RTCA/DO-178B Level A-certified multicore INTEGRITY-178 tuMP™ RTOS.

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8 December 2016

Curtiss-Wright's Defense Solutions division announced today that it expects to significantly enhance its position in and commitment to the US and global data acquisition and flight test instrumentation (FTI) markets, following Curtiss-Wright Corporation's announced intention to acquire Teletronics Technology Corporation (TTC).

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30 November 2016

Industry’s most powerful, compact COTS Mission Computer weighs only 1.5lb yet features a 4-core 64-bit ARMv8 processor, 256-core GPU and comprehensive base I/O (including Ethernet, serial, USB, DIO and video ports).

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21 November 2016

New variant of popular supercomputer-class CHAMP-XD2 OpenVPX™ module eliminates data bottlenecks for compute-intensive, memory-bound ISR applications.

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16 November 2016

Quad channel PCIe and XMC FibreXtreme modules now support sustained data rates up to 494MB/s a channel.

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13 November 2016

Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that its Defense Solutions division will introduce an innovative, upgradeable, turret aiming and stabilisation drive system designed to deliver scalable functionality and power adaptability to ground vehicle designers and turret manufacturers, at the Defence and Security Equipment International exhibition, DSEI 2015 (Stand S9-231).

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16 October 2016

Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that its Defense Solutions division is expanding its range of mission critical rugged displays with models optimised for the ground vehicle market.

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14 September 2016

Curtiss-Wright's Defense Solutions division today announced the newest member of its Parvus family of extremely small form factor, rugged network, commercial off the shelf (COTS) mission computer subsystems.

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2 September 2016

Curtiss-Wright's Defense Solutions division today introduced two new small form factor commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) single board computers (SBCs), based on Intel's latest generation Mobile Xeon processor E3 v5 (formerly known as 'Skylake-H').

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22 August 2016

Curtiss-Wright's Defense Solutions division today announced that it has begun shipments of its family of rugged Digital Signal Processing (DSP) engine modules based on the Intel® Xeon® processor D (code-named 'Broadwell-DE').

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15 August 2016

Curtiss-Wright's Defense Solutions division today announced that it will add support for Intel's Trusted Execution Technology (TXT) to its TrustedCOTS™ (TCOTS™) hardware and software capabilities for protecting critical technologies and data in deployed embedded computing systems.

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14 August 2016

Curtiss-Wright's Defense Solutions division today announced a new small form factor, SWaP-optimised solution for storing large amounts of data on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), unmanned underwater vehicles (UUV), and intelligence surveillance reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft.

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14 June 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.

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14 June 2016

Curtiss-Wright's Defense Solutions division today announced that its industry-leading VRD1 rugged video management system (VMS) has been enhanced with the addition of network attached storage (NAS) capability, significantly expanding its utility in demanding aerospace, defence, and law enforcement ISR applications.

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14 June 2016

Curtiss-Wright's defence solutions division today announced that its drive technology business unit, a leading supplier of rugged, high-reliability, modular electro-mechanical aiming and stabilisation solutions, located in Neuhausen am Rheinfall, Switzerland, has teamed with Raytheon Company to provide its cost-effective upgrade solution for modernising the turret drive and stabilisation system on M60 and Challenger 1 main battle tanks (MBT).

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14 June 2016

Curtiss-Wright's Defence Solutions division debuts its first quad-core, fifth generation, Intel® Core™ i7 (Broadwell) processor-based, small form factor (SFF), modular mission computer, the Parvus® DuraCOR® 80-42.

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14 June 2016

Curtiss-Wright's Defense Solutions division today announced the newest member of its Parvus® DuraCOR® family of extremely small form factor, rugged, commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) mission computer subsystems.

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13 June 2016

Curtiss-Wright's Defense Solutions division today announced that it was selected by TORC Robotics to provide its small form factor (SFF) rugged COTS Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) switch subsystem for use in autonomous, tele-operated, unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs).

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16 May 2016

Curtiss-Wright is a technological leader in providing COTS products and open architecture solutions for mission computing, signal processing, graphics, communication fabrics, system and sensing I/O and chassis products.

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10 May 2016

Curtiss-Wright's open architecture Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) based rugged embedded computing solutions process data in real time to support mission-critical functions.

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3 May 2016

Curtiss-Wright Drive Technology is part of the Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions Division, and has been a global leader in the development and manufacturing of electromechanical systems used in the industrial and defence industries for more than 60 years, providing both industries with comprehensive solutions for all customer requirements, as well as cost-effective options through the use of standard products.

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14 May 2014

Curtiss-Wright will be exhibiting at the 2014 Eurosatory expo in Paris, France, from 16 - 20 June.

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23 January 2013

Curtiss-Wright Drive Technology (CWDT), a leading engineering company supplying electro-hydraulic, electromechanical and electronic drive and control systems, is pleased to announce it featured in Global Defence Technology this month.

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6 June 2012

The leading European trade fair for 'Land Security and Defence' is soon to take place.

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Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions

20130 Lakeview Center Plaza 200

Ashburn

VA 20147

United States of America

+1 703 779 7800 +1 703 779 7805 www.curtisswrightds.com

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