Military Embedded Systems

Unmanned helicopter to use Ethernet router from Curtiss-Wright


June 23, 2014

John McHale

Editorial Director

Military Embedded Systems

Salt Lake City. Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions won a contract to supply its COTS-based rugged Ethernet Router technology for use on an unmanned helicopter. Under the agreement, Curtiss-Wright will deploy its Parvus DuraMAR 5915 router product, which will enable IP data routing onboard the rotorcraft.

The estimated lifetime value of the contract is about $9 million. Shipments began in 2013 and are scheduled to continue through 2014.

The Parvus DuraMAR 5915 is a Cisco IOS-managed mobile router integrated with Cisco’s 5915 Embedded Services Router (ESR) card in an ultra-rugged chassis designed for use in harsh military and civil vehicle/aircraft installations. The Parvus DuraMAR 5915 has dual WAN uplinks and is available as either a standalone 5-port network router or with an integrated Gigabit Ethernet switch for a total of 19 Ethernet ports.

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