Modernizing Legacy Aircraft Mission Computing with Open Standards


Published in Contact Fighters Magazine.

Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions is the world's leading supplier of rugged commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) computer, networking, and data storage solutions for defense and aerospace platforms. Our flexible subsystem designs can support legacy data buses, like MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC 429, making it fast, simple, and cost-effective to replace aging aircraft systems with modern high-performance equipment.

Even better, because our designs are based on the industry's favorite open standards, we can support your platform for many years to come. We solve semiconductor device obsolescence, technology roadmap, and lifecycle management problems every single day.

That means we don't just provide your aircraft with a stop-gap solution. Instead, we deliver an open architecture path to ease technology insertion, so the performance of your systems can keep growing along with your demanding application requirements.

Our fully tested, field-proven solutions deliver far more performance than the out-of-date equipment they replace, often while requiring less space and weight, enabling you to reduce size, weight, power, and cost (SWaP-C) or add even more functionality to the aircraft. Even better, for our international customers, many of our products are ITAR-free.

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