Industry-leading Helicopter Securing and Traversing Systems

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Modular, upgradable, turret aiming and stabilization system from Drive Technology

Leading in Rugged Embedded COTS Technology

Compact and Lightweight Crash Protected Recorders

Aerospace Ground Defense Naval Defense Industrial

Pushing Performance to the Limits

Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions, a division of Curtiss-Wright, is an industry-leading supplier of sophisticated electronics products. We are recognized around the world as one of the most innovative designers and manufacturers of highly engineered systems built to perform reliably in harsh conditions. We continue to lead the way in developing and marketing advanced solutions that address the rapidly evolving requirements of aerospace, defense and industrial customers.

With design and manufacturing facilities located across North America and Europe, and sales and support teams located around the globe, we are uniquely positioned to satisfy the most demanding electronics, packaging and systems challenges.


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Enhanced Performance with Intel Xeon D Intel's Xeon D processor with up to 16 cores and AVX2 is a "game changer" for embedded defense applications. MORE> Embedded Systems Tailored to Your Program Our unmatched systems capabilities ensure the success of your program’s system design, development and integration. MORE> Aiming and Stabilization Systems The Turret Drive Servo System (TDSS) is a modular, scalable aiming and stabilization system that equips troops in the field with the most precise and reliable turret control available for extreme terrain. MORE> Single Operator Helicopter Handling Innovative Manual Aircraft Straighten and Traverse (MAST) system provides a safe, secure method of maneuvering and traversing helicopters onboard space-constrained ships MORE> Flexibility, Scalability and Reliability The lightweight, compact AXON Data Acquisition Unit provides FTI engineers with unprecedented flexibility, scalability and reliability while reducing volume by 55%. MORE> Minimize Sensor Drift in Air Data Computing When it comes to an air data computer, high accuracy and reliability are paramount. Reduced Vertical Separation Minima (RVSM) approved equipment minimizes sensor drift. MORE> Breathe New Life & Increased Performance Industry leading range of processor cards with Intel, Power Architecture and ARM-based Single Board Computers in 3U, 6U or XMC form factors MORE> Display Your 2D/3D Graphics Designed for harsh environments, rugged graphics processor cards in VPX and XMC form factors enable rapid display of 2D/3D graphics to any embedded system. MORE> Securely & Affordably Connect Systems Rugged switches & routers enable mobile networks to deploy digital network architectures for situational awareness & netcentric operations. MORE> Secure Your Critical Data Network Attached Storage systems offer scalable storage, flexible I/O and data encryption for your critical data-at-rest network applications. MORE> Display Your Mission Video Mission Displays deliver 6.5" to 21.5" HD resolution, best-in-class image quality and touchscreen control. MORE> 4GSPS ADC/DAC for C4ISR Applications The VPX3-530 combines 2x 4 GSPS 12-bit ADC and 2x 14-bit DAC data conversion on a single, rugged 3U OpenVPX card. MORE>

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Air data computer interview with Stephen Willis Learn about Curtiss-Wright's air data computers in an interview with Stephen Willis. MORE> Indal Manual Aircraft Secure & Traverse (MAST) System Overview Indal Manual Aircraft Secure & Traverse (MAST) System was designed for all harpoon... MORE> Crash recorder interview with Steve Leaper Steve Leaper talks about crash protected recorders, how they have evolved and what... MORE> Intel Xeon Cores Power High Performance and Low SWaP Complex Sensor Solutions Modern day processors for imaging, radar, and other sensors are complex systems... MORE> A Partnership Approach to Flight Test Systems Typically, each individual flight test component or sub-system vendor will offer a... MORE> Small Fixed-Wing Aircraft ISR Video System All-in-one video distribution system reduces SWaP while increasing post mission... MORE> Tradeoffs with Hardware Versus Software-based Rugged Cisco IOS Embedded Services Router Systems This white paper discusses software and hardware routing and compares and... MORE> Embedded High Assurance Computing Using NXP Trust Architecture Military and aerospace system architects and integrators are faced with new... MORE> Leveraging Modular Open System Architecture for Modified COTS This white paper discusses how MOSA design and Modified COTS application... MORE> Helicopter integrator eliminates video latency increasing mission effectiveness Helicopter integrator updated video recorder to eliminate the existing viewing... MORE> Integrated Video Management and Digital Mapping Systems Increase Mission Effectiveness Local police increase mission effectiveness of a fleet of EC-145's with an... MORE> Flexible, Secure Data-at-Rest Storage for ISR Applications A high capacity 3U VPX storage system with data-at-rest encryption was developed... MORE>


3 Key Factors to Consider for Optimizing HPEC Systems Three key factors to consider when optimizing high performance embedded computing... MORE> How modified COTS can shorten system development and decrease costs Learn how modified COTS application engineering services can help integrators meet... MORE> 4 factors to consider when choosing between a hardware or software based Cisco ESR solution Cisco offers both hardware and software embedded service routers and... MORE> The 14nm Difference Intel latest processors, such as Broadwell and Xeon D, are manufactured with 14nm... MORE> The definitive guide to Curtiss-Wright data recorders Whether on-ground, in the air or at sea, choosing the right recorder for your data... MORE> What to Look for in Rugged VPX Ethernet Switches and Routers If your network is unreliable, it may be time to invest in a rugged OpenVPX... MORE> Implementing VICTORY in Tactical Vehicles Improve SWaP and integrate systems in tactical vehicles. Realize VICTORY standards... MORE> FMCs – Like World Cup Football The FMC standard is a mix and match standard; creating a successful solution... MORE> View embedded defense demos from the NXP Technology Forum Learn about the three embedded systems based on NXP (formerly Freescale)... MORE> Don’t let sensor drift lead to aircraft drift Air data computers need to be accurate for safety and to comply with standards... MORE> Getting Ready for an I/O Leap: FMC to FMC+ The FMC standard is evolving to keep pace with faster FPGAs and new I/O devices. MORE> How to downsize to a single mission display on-board today's modern aerospace and defense vehicles Combining multiple video sources into a single stream can be implemented using a... MORE>
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