SOURCE: Parvus Corporation

Parvus Corporation

May 04, 2009 10:00 ET

General Dynamics Awards Parvus Follow-On Development Contracts for USMC Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV) Subsystems

Parvus Expands Involvement in US Marine Corps EFV Program to Support Networking, Power Conditioning, and Other Onboard Subsystems

SALT LAKE CITY, UT and WOODBRIDGE, VA--(Marketwire - May 4, 2009) - Parvus Corporation has received new contracts from General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) in support of the US Marine Corps' next generation amphibious assault vehicle, the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV) for two additional EFV Line Replacement Units (LRUs). These orders build on Parvus' success with GDLS and the EFV program, designing and delivering the vehicle's Tactical Switch Router (TSR) subsystem to customer specifications on-time and ahead of schedule. No financial information was disclosed.

The new LRUs under contract include the Emergency Track Deployment (ETD) subsystem and Battery Conditioning Unit (BCU). First articles for these new units are expected to ship this year to support GDLS' schedule for delivering prototype vehicles by 2010.

Parvus has also received additional follow-on contracts for reliability enhancements and functional upgrades to the EFV's Tactical Switch Router (TSR) to expand its functionality with an integrated Gigabit Ethernet switch. The latest upgrades enhance intra-vehicle local area networking (LAN) capabilities for Internet Procotol (IP)-enabled computing workstations and radio frequency (RF) devices onboard the EFV. The TSR subsystem is based on Parvus' COTS DuraMAR® IP router product with mechanical and functional customization to accommodate USMC program-specific requirements.

A keystone for both the Marine Corps Expeditionary Maneuver Warfare (EMW) and Ship-to-Objective Maneuver (STOM) warfighting concepts, the EFV is an armored amphibious vehicle capable of seamlessly transporting Marines from Naval ships located beyond the visual horizon to inland objectives. It represents the Marine Corps' primary means of tactical mobility for the Marine Rifle Squad during the conduct of amphibious operations and subsequent ground combat operations ashore. For more information, visit http://www.efv.usmc.mil/.

ABOUT PARVUS

Parvus Corporation is a leading supplier of rugged COTS computing and IP networking subsystems for military and aerospace applications. Parvus' tactical mission processors, network routers and LAN switch products provide enhanced command, control, computing and communication (C4) capabilities for situational awareness and mobile data processing in airborne, ground mobile, and naval installations. Parvus was founded in 1983 and is part of the Eurotech Group, a world leader in miniaturized and high performance computing with operations across North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit www.parvus.com.

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