Raytheon chooses embedded computing products from Curtiss-Wright for Centurion anti-rocket Gatling gun
LOUISVILLE, Ky., 26 Jan. 2011. Missile defense experts at the Naval Weapon Systems segment of the Raytheon Co. Missile Systems division in Louisville, Ky., are looking to Curtiss-Wright Controls Inc. in Charlotte, N.C., to provide embedded computing technology for the U.S. Navy Centurion weapon system under terms of a $5.7 million contract. Curtiss-Wright will provide single-board computers, digital signal processor (DSP) boards, and buffer memory cards for Centurion -- a land-based version of the Raytheon Phalanx naval Gatling gun.
Curtiss-Wright will provide Raytheon with its SVME-412 DSP board, SCP-122 single-board computer, SPMC-230 StarLink module, and MM-6790F/8M flash module. The boards will provide processing for the Centurion weapon system. The Curtiss-Wright boards will control the system's target tracking system radar and to compute fire correlations in the main system computer.