Salt Lake City, Utah

Curtiss-Wright, Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City, Utah

Rugged Computing and Networking Systems

The Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions facility in Salt Lake City, Utah specializes in the design and development of rugged size, weight, and power (SWaP)-optimized mission processing and network systems for defense and aerospace applications, including:

Related Capabilities, Product Lines, and Services
Small & Ultra-Small Form Factor Mission Computers
Minimize SWaP without sacrificing performance. Our modular LRUs leverage industry-leading, open standards-based technology in highly rugged, miniature packaging.
Rugged, Small Form Factor Networking Systems
Highly rugged small & ultra-small form factor networking systems with simple, plug-and-play unmanaged Layer 2 to high-bandwidth managed Layer 3 and rugged Cisco IOS technology.
Data-in-Motion Encryption
Data-in-motion, also called data-in-transit, refers to digital information when transferring between network system nodes.
Modified COTS
Modifying our COTS solutions at the system level to suit your unique requirements will help you: save money, reduce risk and accelerate time to market.

The facility also develops some customer-specific solutions, along with a range of card-level COTS products that include power, I/O, and Ethernet modules for integration.

The 20,000-square-foot Salt Lake City facility has been operating since 1983. About 75 percent of the facility is dedicated to the final assembly and testing of Curtiss-Wright Parvus brand products. The facility employs approximately 50 people, of whom approximately 40 percent are engineers.


Scalable Manufacturing with Stringent Processes

The highly skilled production staff at the Salt Lake City facility currently assemble and test approximately 100 to 150 units per month. The temperature-, humidity-, and ESD-controlled production area can support manufacturing of up to 1,500 units per month in a single production shift, with higher capacities possible by adding more shifts.

Staff use advanced tools and methodologies to support our stringent processes. They include:

  • SPICE electronic circuit simulator
  • SolidWorks 3D modeling and simulation software
  • SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software
  • TIPQA quality management software
  • Six Sigma methodologies


The Salt Lake City facility holds the following certifications and standards.

AS9100D & ISO 9001:2015 Quality management for aviation, space, and defense industries
IPC-A-610 ANSI/J-STD-001 Class 3 Electronic assemblies
IPC-6012 Class 3 Printed wiring board (PWB) for space and military avionics
ISO 10007 Configuration management
MIL-STD-2077 DEF-STAN-00-52 Issue 3 Acceptance test procedure guidelines
MIL-STD-130, DOC# 810409 Marking and labeling
MIL-I-46058 IPC-A-610 Conformal coating
IPC-7711/7721 Rework and repair

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