Curtiss-Wright Selected by Progeny to Support U.S. Navy Torpedo Upgrade Programs

Curtiss-Wright Selected by Progeny to Support U.S. Navy Torpedo Upgrade Programs
Curtiss-Wright Selected by Progeny to Support U.S. Navy Torpedo Upgrade Programs
Press release
April 21, 2022

Curtiss-Wright Selected by Progeny to Support U.S. Navy Torpedo Upgrade Programs

ASHBURN, Va. – April 21, 2022 Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division, a leading supplier of Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA) based solutions engineered to succeed, today announced it was awarded a contract by Progeny to provide MOSA computers and digital processing modules for use in the U.S. Navy’s MK54 and MK48 torpedo upgrade programs.

“We are very proud that Progeny selected our rugged commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) technologies to support the U.S. Navy’s upgrade program for the MK54 and MK48 torpedoes,” said Chris Wiltsey, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions. “Curtiss-Wright is committed to being an industry leading supplier of MOSA-based solutions.”

The processor modules covered by this agreement are being shipped to Progeny in Manassas, Virginia and Charleroi, Pennsylvania.

 

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. Headquartered in Davidson, N.C., we leverage a workforce of 7,800 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 has a long tradition of providing innovative solutions through trusted customer relationships. For more information, visit www.curtisswright.com.

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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.

What is the Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA) Directive?

On January 7, 2019, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) issued a memo, signed by the Secretaries of the Army, Air Force, and Navy, mandating the use of the Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA). The memo states that “MOSA supporting standards should be included in all requirements, programming and development activities for future weapon system modifications and new start development programs to the maximum extent possible.” In fact, this mandate for MOSA is even codified into a United States law (Title 10 U.S.C. 2446a.(b), Sec 805) that states all major defense acquisition programs (MDAP) are to be designed and developed using a MOSA open architecture.

The MOSA Imperative

This Curtiss-Wright Position Paper aims to put MOSA (Modular Open Systems Approach) into perspective and enable you, whether a defense contractor, a decision-maker at the DoD, or a public policymaker, to put the increasingly relevant MOSA to use better. MOSA drives faster time to market, lower cost, increased software portability, technology innovation, and interoperability among systems across all defense domains. This Position Paper will guide you through why MOSA exists, its history and context, and why MOSA is ideally suited to creating the capabilities required to counter an uncertain and dangerous world of rapidly shifting threats.