Switch and Router Subsystems Onboard Amphibious Assault VehicleBy Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions
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. This veteran tracked amphibious landing vehicle plays a vital role in troop transport used to deliver surface assault elements of the landing force and their equipment. The AAVC-7A1 variant integrates multiple tactical radios and internetworking communications equipment used by commanders. The US government needed to upgrade the networking architecture onboard the AAVC-7, to extend the service life of the platform and transition from legacy Cisco IOS-based router and switch subsystems to newer Cisco technologies that still met the information assurance and interoperability requirements of the Department of Defence (DoD), and could easily be configured and maintained using a familiar Cisco command line interface (CLI). For more information, please download this free white paper.