ASHBURN, Va. – July 27, 2015 – Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) today announced that its Defense Solutions division has received a contract from Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) to supply its small form factor rugged commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) Tactical Mission Computer technology for use in the Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) ANKA Medium-Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Air System (UAS). Under the agreement, Curtiss-Wright provides SNC with its Parvus DuraCOR® 820 small form factor mission computer, which provides processing capabilities for the ANKA aircraft’s Automatic Take Off and Landing System (ATOLS). The ANKA is a MALE UAS used by the Turkish Armed Forces for tactical surveillance, reconnaissance and combat missions.
“Curtiss-Wright is very proud to have been selected by SNC to provide our rugged small form factor Tactical Mission Computer solutions for use on the Turkish Armed Forces’ ANKA UAS,” said Lynn Bamford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Defense Solutions division. “We are excited to further our successful partnership with SNC, expanding our distribution from DuraNet network switches to SWaP-optimized COTS processing subsystems.”
About Curtiss-Wright’s Parvus DuraCOR 820
The Parvus DuraCOR 820 is a rugged tactical mission processor subsystem that is optimally designed for SWaP-constrained aerospace and defense ground airborne and mobile platforms. Targeting both manned and unmanned applications that require reliable high performance computing, the DuraCOR 820 delivers compliance to MIL-STD-810G environmental conditions (high altitude, extreme temperature, water, shock, vibration, humidity), MIL-STD-461E EMI/EMC levels, and 28VDC avionics power supply standards (MIL-STD-704F).
Curtiss-Wright manufactures the products covered by this agreement at its facility in Salt Lake City, Utah. The products are shipped to SNC in Sparks, Nevada.
For more information about Curtiss-Wright’s Parvus family of small and ultra-small form factor Mission Computers and Ethernet Switch products, please visit www.cwcdefense.com.
About Curtiss-Wright Corporation
Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE:CW) is a global innovative company that delivers highly engineered, critical function products and services to the commercial, industrial, defense and energy markets. Building on the heritage of Glenn Curtiss and the Wright brothers, Curtiss-Wright has a long tradition of providing reliable solutions through trusted customer relationships. The company employs approximately 9,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit www.curtisswright.com.
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