SOURCE: Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions

Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions

February 22, 2012 16:53 ET

Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions to Demonstrate New "Poised for VICTORY" Modular Vetronics Architecture

Innovative COTS Open System Architecture Delivers Unprecedented Affordability and Commonality in Compliance With the U.S. Army's New VICTORY 1.0 Standard

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - Feb 22, 2012) - AUSA WINTER 2012 (BOOTH #2117) - Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions (CWCDS) has announced that it will present the first public demonstration of its innovative, industry-leading modular intra-vehicular netcentric architecture for ground vehicle modernization at the 2012 AUSA Winter Symposium and Exposition. The "Poised for VICTORY" demonstration will highlight Curtiss-Wright's new cost-effective, high TRL ground vehicle architecture based on COTS open-system building blocks. Poised for VICTORY will demonstrate state-of-the-art rugged COTS OpenVPX™ standard-based module and subsystem technology designed in compliance with the U.S. Army's VICTORY 1.0 standard. The architecture optimally delivers the full power of a Modular Open Systems Architecture (MOSA) to legacy and new vehicle platforms to provide unprecedented levels of commonality and affordability. This new ground vehicle architecture promises to deliver unmatched affordability and interoperability for demanding C4ISR applications.

"We are very excited to present the first public demonstration of our VICTORY 1.0 compliant modular architecture for ground vehicle modernization at AUSA 2012," said Lynn Bamford, senior vice president and general manager of Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions. "Curtiss-Wright is committed to leading the embedded COTS industry in designing and developing a complete eco-system of COTS modules and subsystems based on the OpenVPX and VICTORY standards to deliver previously unattainable levels of affordability and interoperability."

CWCDS's Poised for VICTORY demonstration will feature SWAP-C (Space/Weight/Power/Cost) optimized turn-key COTS subsystems that provide data concentration bridging via a Gigabit Ethernet backbone to support critical host applications such as Condition Based Maintenance data management. Based on open standard Line Replaceable Modules (LRMs) to maximize interoperability, the new architecture highlights CWCDS's broad range of rugged, high-performance OpenVPX modules and embedded subsystem technologies, including:

  • A mixed backplane multi-purpose computing unit that enables legacy VME and new VPX (VITA 41/VITA 46) form factors to reside in the same chassis, ideal for a common approach to legacy fleet modernization.

  • An application-ready COTS subsystem based on the OpenVPX (VITA 65) system interoperability standard that delivers a low SWAP-C solution for mission computing, networking and security with optimal modularity and flexibility to support a wide variety of applications.

  • A secure network switch router ideal for secure firewall and encrypted communications in ground vehicles.

The Poised for VICTORY demonstration will also feature CWCDS's Data Transfer System (DTS), a rugged, removable solid-state cartridge-based network attached data storage (NAS) solution with data encryption, as an example of a fundamental MOSA-based system building block.

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About Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions
Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions (CWCDS) is a long established technology leader in the development of rugged electronic modules and systems for defense applications. CWCDS serves as a technology and integration partner to its customers, providing a full range of advanced, highly engineered solutions from modular open systems approaches to fully custom optimized solutions. Our unmatched capabilities and product breadth span from industry standard based COTS modules to complete electronic subsystems. The company's modules and systems are currently deployed in a wide range of demanding defense & aerospace applications including C4ISR systems, unmanned subsystems, mission computing, fire control, turret stabilization, and recording & storage solutions. Additionally, the company's broad engineering capabilities combine systems, software, electrical, and mechanical design expertise with comprehensive program management and a broad range of life-cycle support services. For more information visit

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