Curtiss-Wright Awarded Contract for Miniature Gigabit Ethernet Switches Used in UAS Program

Curtiss-Wright Awarded Contract for Miniature Gigabit Ethernet Switches Used in UAS Program

For miniature GbE switch used in high altitude long endurance Unmanned Air System (UAS)

ASHBURN, Va. – MAY 5, 2015 – Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) today announced that its Defense Solutions division has received a contract to supply its recently introduced miniature rugged COTS Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) switch subsystem technology for use in a High Altitude Long Endurance Unmanned Air System (UAS). Under the agreement, Curtiss-Wright will provide its ultra-small form factor Parvus® DuraNET® 20-11 rugged Ethernet switch. This pocket-sized network switch is a fraction of the size of traditional embedded Ethernet switches, yet it delivers comprehensive Ethernet management, security, and reliable design features sought by aerospace and defense platform integrators. Shipments began in March 2015.

"Curtiss-Wright is very proud to have been selected to provide our ultra-small Gigabit Ethernet switching technology for use in this High Altitude Long Endurance UAS," said Lynn Bamford, Senior Vice President, and General Manager, Defense Solutions division. "Our recently introduced miniature Parvus DuraNET 20-11 delivers a fully-featured, non-ITAR Gigabit Ethernet switch solution ideal for use on size, weight, and power-constrained UAS platforms."

About Curtiss-Wright's Parvus DuraNET 20-11 

The DuraNET 20-11 weighs just 0.50 lbs. and consumes less than 8.0 Watts of power, yet provides true carrier-grade Ethernet software Level-2+ management features including support for IEEE-1588v2 Precision Timing Protocol. Able to perform optimally in the harshest conditions, this rugged LRU is designed to meet MIL-STD-704F, MIL-STD-1275D, MIL-STD-461F, and RTCA/DO-160 for civil and military use. The compact subsystem is fully sealed, has no moving parts, and supports extended temperature operation (-40 to +85C) with resistance to high shock/vibration, humidity, altitude, and dust/water ingress.

Curtiss-Wright will manufacture the products covered by this agreement at its facility in Salt Lake City, Utah.


About Curtiss-Wright Corporation

Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) is a global innovative company that delivers highly engineered, critical function products and services to the commercial, industrial, defense and energy markets. Building on the heritage of Glenn Curtiss and the Wright brothers, Curtiss-Wright has a long tradition of providing reliable solutions through trusted customer relationships. The company employs approximately 9,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit


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