Curtiss-Wright in FCS Development Phase

By Tish Drake | July 31, 2008
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Curtiss-Wright Corp., Roseland, N.J., will participate in the development and demonstration phase of the U.S. Army’s Future Combat Systems’ (FCS) Integrated Computer System (ICS) program. Under terms of the $4.25 million contract with General Dynamics C4 Systems and Rockwell Collins, Inc., Curtiss-Wright will supply its Gigabit Ethernet Switch Module (GESM) to meet the performance and reliability needs of the FCS, a family of advanced, networked air- and ground-based military systems for use by the U.S. Army’s future forces. General Dynamics and Rockwell Collins provide the computer processing, networking, information assurance and data storage resources. The GESM contract will be fulfilled by the Curtiss-Wright Motion Control segment facility in Ottawa, Canada, and shipped to Rockwell Collins. Curtiss-Wright will supply a rugged VPX-based line replaceable module, called the VPX3-683, which supports "in-the-field" servicing and enables the replacement of individual cards rather than entire card-filled subsystems. The contract also includes a services contract to be provided by Curtiss-Wright with a production phase option planned to start in 2010. For related news

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