SOURCE: Parvus Corporation

May 04, 2010 11:31 ET

Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAVs) Upgraded With Parvus Rugged IP Routers and Ethernet Switches

Parvus Rugged IP Networking Subsystems Installed Into Both the Legacy AAV and Next Generation EFV Advanced Amphibious Assault Vehicle

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - May 4, 2010) -  Parvus announces that its DuraMAR 1000 routers and DuraNET 2955 Ethernet switches are now installed in an Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV) in support of a SPAWARSYSCEN Atlantic / U.S. Navy technology refresh program to enhance onboard vehicle network-centric capabilities. The units were shipped last year as part of an order through Mercom Corporation. No financial details were disclosed.

The AAV has been used widely during wartime operations. Now, both the legacy Advanced Amphibious Assault Vehicle and its successor, specify a version of Parvus' DuraMAR IP router subsystem. As previously announced, Parvus supplies the Tactical Switch Router (TSR) along with several other Line Replaceable Units (LRUs) for the EFV program through a contract with General Dynamics.

Both the DuraMAR and the DuraNET 2955 Ethernet switch subsystems are ruggedized versions of Commercial off the Shelf (COTS) Cisco Systems 3230 and 2955 Series products. These units leverage best in class mobile network routing and Ethernet switch technology from Cisco to deliver secure data, voice and video communications to stationary and mobile network nodes across wired and wireless networks and/or in-vehicle network communications. Both units feature a hardened aluminum chassis with MIL-C-38999 connectors and MIL-STD-810F environmental compliance to extreme temperature, shock, vibration, and other conditions common to military deployments.

Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SPAWAR) Atlantic is the U.S. Navy's research, development, test and evaluation, engineering and fleet support center for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (C4ISR).

Mercom is a US Small Business Administration 8(a) Small Disadvantaged Business and HUBZone company headquartered in Pawley's Island, South Carolina, which specializes in design, implementation planning, network integration, and on-site project management in the commercial and government industries. 

Parvus Corporation is a leading supplier of rugged COTS computing and IP networking subsystems for Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) constrained military, aerospace, and homeland defense applications. Parvus' tactical mission processors, network routers, Ethernet switch and embedded board-level products provide highly reliable command, control, computing and communication (C4) capabilities for situational awareness and mobile data processing in airborne, ground vehicle, and naval installations. Parvus was founded in 1983 and is part of the Eurotech Group (ETH.MI), a world leader in small form factor and high performance computing with operations across North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit

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