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Ground Vehicle Modernization with VICTORY and GVA

March 06, 2019 | BY: Aaron Frank , Elisabeth O'Brien, Lisa Sarazin, Val Chrysostomou

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Historically, adding or enhancing command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) functionality in tactical ground vehicles has been a challenge. While advancements in technology have done much to improve vehicles’ capability in the field, such upgrades have typically burdened vehicles with cumbersome “bolt-on” electronics equipped with proprietary, stove-piped communication interfaces and numerous independent Global Positioning System (GPS) and Human Machine Interface (HMI) peripheral devices.

As a result, modernizing ground vehicles to add new capabilities or feature the latest technology is unnecessarily complex. Upgrading technology with proprietary interfaces entails a costly and complicated migration process. As well, the lack of interoperability between in-vehicle systems results in redundant equipment, consuming excess power and taking up valuable real estate in an already constrained space that must accommodate people, ammunition and supplies. In this cramped environment, manually enabling communication between systems creates additional work for vehicle operators. Ultimately, these factors combine to create a poor, unsafe in-vehicle experience for warfighters, with reduced reliability and an increased chance of mission failure.

Ground Vehicle Modernization with VICTORY and GVA white paper

Modern efforts like VICTORY and GVA are simplifying system upgrades and modifications and while reducing complexity.

Fortunately, modern efforts like the U.S. Army’s VICTORY (Vehicle Integration for C4ISR/EW Interoperability) initiative and the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence (MOD) Generic Vehicle Architecture (GVA) are paving the way for a modern battlefield where system upgrades and modifications are quicker and less expensive.

Download our white paper, “Ground Vehicle Modernization with VICTORY and GVA”, to read about:

  • Similarites and differences between GVA and VICTORY
  • Network integration evaluation and deployment
  • Achieving GVA and VICTORY goals through COTS solutions

Author’s Biography

Aaron Frank

Senior Product Manager, Intel SBC & Graphics

Aaron Frank joined Curtiss-Wright in January 2010. As the Senior Product Manager for Single Board Computer and Graphics product lines, he is responsible for a wide range of COTS products utilizing processing and video graphics/GPU technologies in many industry standard module formats (VME, VPX, etc). His focus includes product development and marketing strategies, technology roadmaps, and serving as a subject matter expert within the sales team. Previous to this role, Aaron held the product Manager role for Networking products. Aaron has a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Waterloo.

Author’s Biography

Elisabeth O'Brien

Manager of Portfolio Marketing

Elisabeth manages a group of Marketing Portfolio Managers as well as provides marketing for multiple product portfolios. Having worked for Curtiss-Wright since 2009, she has over 15 years of experience in the aerospace and defense industry as both an engineer and marketing manager and completed a B.S. in Electrical Engineering at the University of Minnesota and a Masters of Business Administration at University College Dublin, Michael Smurfit Business School.

Lisa Sarazin

Author’s Biography

Lisa Sarazin

Marketing Portfolio Manager

Lisa Sarazin is the Marketing Portfolio Manager for the C4ISR division of Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions. Lisa has previously held roles in Product Marketing and Content Strategy in the telecommunications industry.

Val Chrysostomou, Video Display

Author’s Biography

Val Chrysostomou

Product Manager, VDS

Val Chrysostomou is a Product Manager for the Video and Display Systems group at Curtiss-Wright. She has been involved in the defense industry for over 17 years with the last 10 years holding positions in marketing and product management. Val obtained a PhD in Engineering Management focusing in new product introduction efficiencies from the University of Hertfordshire, UK.

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