General Dynamics contracts Parvus Corp. to develop tactical switch router for U.S.M.C. expeditionary fighting vehicle

SALT LAKE CITY, 9 April 2007. Parvus Corporation has won a contract from General Dynamics Amphibious Systems (GDAMS) for the design of the tactical switch router (TSR) for the U.S. Marine Corps' Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV). First article prototypes of the TSR router will be delivered by Parvus later this year.

SALT LAKE CITY, 9 April 2007. Parvus Corporation has won a contract from General Dynamics Amphibious Systems (GDAMS) for the design of the tactical switch router (TSR) for the U.S. Marine Corps' Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV). First article prototypes of the TSR router will be delivered by Parvus later this year.

Replacing the USMC's Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV), the EFV serves as the primary means of tactical mobility for the Marine Rifle Squad during amphibious operations and ground combat operations. The TSR enables the deployment of communications-on-the-move and information-sharing capabilities, supporting the Marine Corps' net-centric operations initiatives.

The TSR router is based on Parvus' Dura Mobile IP router product, a rugged commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) router system, integrating Cisco System's 3200 series wireless and mobile router technology. This Internet Protocol (IP) networking solution enables military systems integrators to deliver secure data, voice, and video communications to stationary and mobile network nodes across wired and wireless networks.

The EFV is an armored amphibious vehicle capable of transporting Marines from Naval ships located beyond the visual horizon to inland objectives.

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