Curtiss-Wright Displays at Sea, Air & Space

April 8, 2014


SEA-AIR-SPACE EXPOSITION (Booth #2117), NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – April 7-9, 2014 – Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) today announced that it will display its latest rugged space, weight and power (SWaP) optimized commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) processing and networking solutions for maritime platforms at the Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space Exposition (Booth #2117), the largest maritime exposition in the U.S. At the exposition, Curtiss-Wright will be displaying the latest additions to its Parvus Dura family of rugged mission computer and network switch products designed for manned and unmanned shipboard and naval aircraft applications. Ideal for use aboard maritime platforms, rugged Parvus Dura subsystems provide cost-effective, high performance processing and network connectivity in SWaP-constrained environments. 

Featured products include:

Parvus DuraNET® 3000 Ruggedized Cisco IE-3000 Ethernet Switch: The DuraNET® 3000 is a ruggedized version of Cisco Systems’ IE-3000 industrial Ethernet switch, specifically hardened for use in demanding naval / civil IP networking technology refresh applications. Ideal for use on maritime vessels, a variant of the DuraNET 3000 is currently being used by modern naval destroyer ships to support deployment of network data in extreme temperatures, shock, vibration, humidity, as well as exposure to dust, water, and EMI/EMC environments. This fully managed network switch delivers the security, advanced Quality of Service (QoS), high availability, and manageability that customers expect from Cisco IOS-based switching technology, including optional Layer 3 IP Routing services. 

Parvus DuraCOR® 80-40 Rugged Modular Core i7 Mission Computer: The DuraCOR® 80-40 is a rugged Commercial-Off the Shelf (COTS) tactical mission computer subsystem based on the high performance Intel Core i7 processor with a high-speed, stackable PCI-Express bus (PCIe/104) architecture for I/O card expansion. Optimally designed for Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP)-sensitive mobile, airborne, ground, manned or unmanned vehicle/shipboard applications, the DuraCOR 80-40 combines powerful graphics and multi-core processing with ultra-reliable mechanical robustness and modular I/O expansion for extreme environmental and EMI performance per MIL-STD-810G (thermal, shock, vibration, dust, water, humidity) and MIL-STD-461F. 

Parvus DuraMAR® 5915 Rugged IP Router: This rugged Cisco® IOS-managed mobile router is integrated with Cisco’s 5915 Embedded Services Router (ESR) card in an ultra-rugged chassis optimized for harsh naval / civil vehicle / aircraft installations. This COTS solution is ideal for IP networking technology refresh and situational awareness applications, including those seeking a migration path for previous generation Parvus DuraMAR rugged networking subsystems deployed in littoral combat ships, amphibious assault vehicles, and unmanned surface vehicles. It features dual WAN uplinks and is available as either a standalone 5-port network router or with an integrated Gigabit Ethernet switch for a total of 19 Ethernet ports.

Parvus DuraNET 20-10 GbE Switch: This new Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) Switch subsystem delivers double the port count of Curtiss-Wright’s previous DuraNET GbE Switch products, while drastically reducing power consumption ~50% per port and reducing the unit’s volume size by ~26%. Ideal for adding high speed networking to platforms such as legacy and new naval aircraft, the fully featured SWaP-optimized subsystem provides true carrier-grade Ethernet software Layer-2 management features, including support for the IEEE-1588 Precision Timing Protocol (PTP). 

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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 10,000 people worldwide.  For more information, visit


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