CERDEC becomes VITA's sponsor member followed by Curtiss-Wright initiative to support the U.S. Army's MORANews
October 16, 2015
WASHINGTON. At the AUSA 2015 show, VITA announced their newest sponsor member, the U.S. Army’s Communications-Electronics Research, Development, and Engineering Center (CERDEC), who is developing the U.S. Army’s Modular Open RF Architecture (MORA) that enables open standards-based RF and microwave modules and small-form factor subsystem designs that address the size, weight, and power (SWaP) constraints of ground vehicles. Also announced at the show was Curtiss-Wright's support of the U.S. Army's MORA with compliant RF capabilities using embedded commericial-off-the-shelfs (COTS) systems.
Curtiss-Wright’s initiative to support the U.S. Army's MORA extends with their collaboration with DRS Technologies, Inc. to bring RF capabilities to a range of rugged embedded open architecture modules and small-form factor subsystems that support the U.S. Army’s MORA.
“Today’s ground vehicles don’t have the room or power to support the addition of all the new RF-based capabilities that mission planners desire,” says Lynn Bamford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Defense Solutions division. “The U.S. Army’s MORA architecture provides a path for using true industry open standards to develop rugged COTS solutions to meet these critical requirements.”
MORA is based on the OpenVPX ANSI/VITA module and backplane open standard framework, which will enable C4ISR/EW capabilities to exist within the SWaP constraints of platforms and provide subsystem commonality across the vehicle fleet to reduce life cycle costs.
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