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Bringing the benefits of GCIA to next-generation ground vehicles - Story

May 15, 2023

The partnership between Curtiss-Wright and BAE Systems to develop a standardized Modular Open System Approach (MOSA) open architecture for next-generation ground vehicles is an example of how the benefits of MOSA-aligned open standards can be leveraged to deliver new capabilities to next-generation ground vehicles, such as the U.S. Army’s Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV).


Bringing secure mesh wireless to mobile command posts - Story

May 15, 2023

Military wireless networks in the military can be secured through the proven use of NSA-approved Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) encryption. CSfC is a set of approved architectures using two layers of commercial encryption (as opposed to Type 1 military-only encryption) for access to classified networks. The layers, software and/or hardware, must be developed independently and validated to international Common Criteria standards. Today, it’s possible to rapidly set up a mobile, extendable wireless network qualified to Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 9 [denoting that a technology has been “flight proven” during a successful mission]; using Wi-Fi 6, multi-­hundreds of megabits of throughput can be rapidly deployed in the field.


New PacStar radio module with REDCOM interface debuts at SOF Week 2023 - News

May 09, 2023

SOF WEEK 2023 – TAMPA, Fla. Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division introduced at the SOF Week show a new PacStar 400-Series tactical computing module -- developed together with software developer REDCOM Laboratories -- that aims at support of radio gateway services for modern and legacy radios. 


Rugged MOSA-based products demonstrated by Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions at Quad-A - News

April 28, 2023

ARMY AVIATION MISSION SOLUTIONS SUMMIT 2023--NASHVILLE, Tenn. Curtiss-Wright's Defense Solutions division has been presenting and demonstrating a range of Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA)- based solutions for high-performance processing, tactical battlefield communications, networking, secure data storage, and machine/human-interface at the Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit 2023 (Quad-A) summit this week. 


Expeditionary network comms contract for U.S. Marine Corps won by Curtiss-Wright - News

March 24, 2023

DAVIDSON, North Carolina. Curtiss-Wright Corporation has won a follow-on contract from the U.S. Marine Corps to provide "small form factor network router and switch modules to support communications modernization with highly portable expeditionary network communications technology," according to a company statement.


Optimizing 100G VPX - Story

March 20, 2023

At the 2018 Embedded Tech Trends conference, results were presented from early simulations that conclusively established 100 Gigabit Ethernet could be successfully implemented on VPX using existing and newly announced copper connectors. At that time, many in the industry thought that optical interconnects and fiber would be required to support 100 GbE speeds.


Understanding GCIA: A paradigm shift for establishing an overall ground-combat vehicle architecture - Story

February 16, 2023

The U.S. Army has long pursued a standardized infrastructure and architecture for ground-combat vehicle hardware and networking. While the VICTORY [Vehicular Integration for C4ISR/EW Interoperability] standard helped make some progress and created some excitement, the need to converge on a more focused solution set soon became apparent. That reality resulted in hardware/software convergence which explored what such a solution set might look like, such as standardizing on 3U OpenVPX, as a way of driving a modular enough solution that could have a significant impact on interoperability. The next step was CMOSS [Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (C5ISR)/Electronic Warfare Modular Open Suite of Standards], which – in its effort to define the suite of standards for building the desired infrastructure and network – embraced the VICTORY, MORA [Modular Open RF Architecture], and OpenVPX standards.