Curtiss-Wright Awarded Contract for Ethernet Router for Unmanned Helicopter
Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) today announced that its Defense Solutions division has received a contract from a leading defense and aerospace contractor to supply its COTS-based rugged Ethernet Router technology for use on an unmanned helicopter.
Under the agreement, Curtiss-Wright will provide the customer with its Parvus DuraMAR® 5915 router product which will provide IP data routing on board the rotorcraft. The estimated lifetime value of the contract is approximately $9 million. Shipments began in 2013 and are scheduled to continue through 2014.
“We are very excited to have been selected to provide our cost-effective, proven Cisco®-based Ethernet Router technology for use aboard this advanced unmanned helicopter,” said Lynn Bamford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Defense Solutions division. “This agreement, which follows our design wins on earlier unmanned rotor wing aircraft underscores our customer’s continued confidence in Curtiss-Wright as a key supplier of rugged COTS technology for use on their industry-leading unmanned rotorcraft.”
About the Parvus DuraMAR 5915
The Parvus DuraMAR 5915 is a rugged COTS Cisco IOS-managed mobile router integrated with Cisco’s 5915 Embedded Services Router (ESR) card in an ultra-rugged chassis optimized for harsh military and civil vehicle / aircraft installations. An ideal solution for IP networking technology refresh and situational awareness applications, including those seeking a migration path for legacy Cisco 3200 (3230 / 3250 / 3270)-based router subsystems, the Parvus DuraMAR 5915 features 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.
The Defense Solutions division is manufacturing the products covered by this agreement at its facility located in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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