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Cockpit voice and flight data recorder to equip T-6 Texan II trainer aircraft

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April 29, 2021

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

Cockpit voice and flight data recorder to equip T-6 Texan II trainer aircraft
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DAVIDSON, N.C. Curtiss-Wright Corporation announced that it was selected by Scientific Research Corporation (SRC) to provide its Fortress flight recorder system to upgrade the T-6 Texan II trainer aircraft used by the U.S. Air Force and Navy. 

Under the agreement, Curtiss-Wright claims it is providing SRC with a new variant of the Fortress CVR25 recorder, developed specifically for use on military fixed and rotary wing platforms.

The Fortress CVR25 combines a CVR, FDR, integrated data acquisition, and an independent power supply in a single lightweight, compact unit. The Fortress recorder is designed with the ability to acquire additional data as customer needs evolve.

Curtiss-Wright’s custom Fortress recorder is a form-fit-function upgrade to the existing flight recording system utilized on the T-6 Texan II. It is designed to protect parametric flight data and three channels of voice communications to crash conditions in accordance with the ED-112A1 standard. In addition to serving as a combined CVR/FDR flight recorder, Fortress will also aim to support data acquisition and real time data processing used for post-flight analysis. 

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