Curtiss-Wright Awarded Contract by U.S. Navy for MOSA Computer Modules to Support Identification Friend or Foe RADAR System

Curtiss-Wright Awarded Contract by U.S. Navy for MOSA Computer Modules to Support Identification Friend or Foe RADAR System
Contract valued in excess of $8.7M to support AN/UPX-24(V) IFF Processing electronics


ASHBURN, Va. – February 8, 2023 – Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division, a leading supplier of Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA)-based solutions engineered for success, today announced that it was awarded a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract in excess of $8.7 million by the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division to supply its Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA) based single board computer (SBC) technology in support of the AN/UPX-24(V) identification friend or foe (IFF) processor sets. Under the contract, Curtiss-Wright will provide its SVME-183 VMEbus SBC to the U.S. Navy at St. Inigoes, Maryland. This award is the third consecutive multi-year IDIQ contract Curtiss-Wright has received in support of this program. This contract, which began in November 2022, is scheduled to run through the end of 2024.

“We are proud of our ongoing support for the U.S. Navy’s important AN/UPX-24(V) friend or foe identification processing system,” said Chris Wiltsey, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions division. “This contract further strengthens the long and successful relationship we have with the U.S. Navy, and highlights our ability to enhance interoperability and improve cost efficiencies with electronics systems that adhere to the DoD’s mandate for a modular open architecture approach. We have supplied our cost-effective open standards based single board computers in support of this program since 2012, and our selection reflects the U.S. Navy’s continued confidence in Curtiss-Wright as a trusted supplier. We are also excited to participate in numerous additional projects with this customer that will enable us to support future upgrades to this processing subsystem with our VME and VPX MOSA solutions.”

The use of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS)-based MOSA solutions and commercial best practices delivers cost-effective new capabilities and supports more economical and timely upgrades for U.S. Navy RADAR processing systems such as the AN/UPX-24(V). Curtiss-Wright’s selection for this upgrade program is representative of its ability to rapidly and cost-effectively modernize legacy navy platforms with open-standards solutions. 

Sales inquiries: Please forward all Sales and reader service inquiries to [email protected].

For additional information about Curtiss-Wright MOSA technologies, please visit, LinkedIn, and Twitter @CurtissWrightDS.

About Curtiss-Wright Corporation

Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE:CW) is a global integrated business that provides highly engineered products, solutions and services mainly to Aerospace & Defense markets, as well as critical technologies in demanding Commercial Power, Process and Industrial markets. We leverage a workforce of 8,000 highly skilled employees who develop, design and build what we believe are the best engineered solutions to the markets we serve. Building on the heritage of Glenn Curtiss and the Wright brothers, Curtiss-Wright, headquartered in Davidson, North Carolina, has a long tradition of providing innovative solutions through trusted customer relationships.  For more information, visit


Note: Trademarks are property of their respective owners.
This press release contains forward-looking statements made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements, including statements relating to Curtiss-Wright’s expectations of a continued relationship with an existing customer, the continued funding and success of this naval defense program, the performance of its products in this program, and the potential value associated with this contract, are not considered historical facts and are considered forward-looking statements under the federal securities laws. Such forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: a reduction in anticipated orders; an economic downturn; changes in competitive marketplace and/or customer requirements; a change in US and Foreign government spending; an inability to perform customer contracts at anticipated cost levels; and other factors that generally affect the business of aerospace, defense contracting, marine, electronics and industrial companies. Please refer to the Company's current SEC filings under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, for further information.

John Wranovics

John Wranovics

Director of Public Relations

John Wranovics has over thirty years of experience in managing media relations and the promotion of high technology products. He has been with Curtiss-Wright since 2003. He has a degree in English Literature from the University of California, Berkeley.