Curtiss-Wright lands $7.7 million Navy contract for VME single-board computers

SAN DIEGO, 1 July 2005. The U.S. Navy is looking to Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing (CWCEC) in San Diego to provide as many as 900 VME single-board computers and accessories to support the C-12673/UPX Control Indicator and AN/UPX-36 (V) Central Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) project.

SAN DIEGO, 1 July 2005. The U.S. Navy is looking to Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing (CWCEC) in San Diego to provide as many as 900 VME single-board computers and accessories to support the C-12673/UPX Control Indicator and AN/UPX-36 (V) Central Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) project.

Curtiss-Wright is working under terms of a $7.7 million contract modification awarded June 30 from the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division in St. Inigoes, Md. The contract number is N00421-03-D-0043.

The Central IFF for Ship Defense (CIFF-SD) AN/UPX-36(V) is a computer-controlled AIMS MK XII IFF system that blends different sources of target information such as IFF and Ship Self Defense System track files.

The system accepts composite video returns from shipboard IFF sensors; processes the individual sensor signals; correlates and combines IFF sensor inputs into one IFF track picture; associates IFF contacts with local and composite tracks; and provides track data to, and receives composite track updates from, the Multi-Function Computer Plant (MFCP).

The system controls the interrogations of each IFF system, and interfaces to a keyboard and display terminal to enter data for system setup and trouble shooting.

For more information contact Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing (CWCEC) online at www.cwcembedded.com.

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