U.S. Navy selects Parvus rugged processor, router systems for LCS unmanned vehicles

The Navy's newest class of surface warship, the LCS operates manned and unmanned vehicles (UVs) for conducting mine warfare (MIW), anti-submarine warfare (ASW), and surface warfare (SUW). Two DuraCORs and one DuraMAR unit are specified as part of the communications equipment package for each LCS Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) being developed to carry out these missions.

Nov 15th, 2007

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, 15 Nov. 2007.Parvus Corp. received from the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) an order for Parvus' DuraCOR 810 processor systems and DuraMAR 1000 mobile routers for use with the Navy's Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program.

The Navy's newest class of surface warship, the LCS operates manned and unmanned vehicles (UVs) for conducting mine warfare (MIW), anti-submarine warfare (ASW), and surface warfare (SUW). Two DuraCORs and one DuraMAR unit are specified as part of the communications equipment package for each LCS Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) being developed to carry out these warfare missions. Four ship sets have been delivered to-date.

The DuraCOR 810 is a rugged commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) tactical computing platform integrating a low-power 1.4GHz Pentium-M processor and PC/104 card expansion slots.

The DuraMAR 1000 is a hardened network router based on Cisco 3200 IP routing technology capable of delivering secure data, voice, and video communications to stationary and mobile network nodes across wired and wireless networks. Both units feature a hardened aluminum chassis with MIL-C-38999 connectors, MIL-grade power supply, and MIL-STD-810F environmental compliance to extreme temperature, shock, vibration, humidity, and ingress conditions common to military deployments.

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