ASHBURN, Va. – August 30, 2017 -- Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division today announced that it was selected to provide a fully integrated rugged airborne mission computer system by a defense program. The High Performance Embedded Computing (HPEC) mission computer features Curtiss-Wright’s industry leading open architecture COTS modules, including the CHAMP-XD2M digital signal processor module, VPX6-1959 single board computer, and VPX6-684 gigabit Ethernet switch & router card. In addition the system will feature industry-leading NVIDIA® GPU-based processing and MIL-STD-1553 data communications. The initial contract is valued at $13 million. The potential lifetime value of the contract is estimated at $25 million. Under the contract, development, which commenced in August 2016, will continue until January 2018, with the production phase beginning shortly after.
"We are very proud to have been selected to provide our fully integrated mission computer expertise for this important defense program,” said Lynn Bamford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Defense Solutions division. ”Our proven track record as a leading supplier of mission computer systems and our ability to respond quickly and deliver units with a short turnaround window were key to our selection for this program.”
Curtiss-Wright will manufacture the products covered by this agreement at its facility in Santa Clarita, Calif.
For more information about Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division, please visit www.curtisswrightds.com.
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