Curtiss-Wright Showcases Deployable Networking Hardware and Integrated Solutions for Tactical Communications at SOF Week
SOF Week (Booth #1143) – TAMPA, FL – May 9, 2023 – Curtiss-Wright's Defense Solutions division announced that it will present a wide range of high-performance networking and tactical battlefield communications solutions during the inaugural SOF Week convention, May 8-11, 2023, at the Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, Florida. The 2023 SOF Week is co-sponsored by the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) and The Global Special Operations Forces (SOF) Foundation (GSOF). During this global event for the special operations community, Curtiss-Wright will showcase its Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA) based solutions, including a live demonstration of the TCG HUNTR Tactical Data Link (TDL) Hub and Network Translator and a range of PacStar® Communications Solutions.
Curtiss-Wright live demonstrations and products at SOF Week:
- The TCG HUNTR TDL Hub and Network Translator supports tactical data links-including Link 16, Cursor-on-Target, VMF, CESMO, and situational awareness. Simulation software will provide visibility into real-world links with air, sea and ground platforms on a local map. TCG HUNTR will be shown using TCG BOSS software to present a simulation of a MIDS-JTRS terminal and a TDL battlefield environment. The HUNTR demo will feature Link 16 functionality, the hosting of a Link 16 terminal, and data forwarding via VMF, CESMO, and Cursor-on-target with TAK Server.
- Curtiss-Wright’s PacStar IQ-Core® Software, the industry’s leading unified network communications management solution.
- The PacStar VPX Smart Chassis and PacStar 400-Series 4-Slot Smart Chassis hosted in a single Standardized A-Kit/Vehicle Envelope (SAVE) enclosure. This combination provides a “Glide Path” approach for integrating SOSA-aligned solutions on ground vehicles. The 5-Slot PacStar VPX Smart Chassis is designed to fit into a SAVE enclosure alongside a PacStar 400-Series 4-Slot Smart Chassis communications system, and facilitates future transition to a full CMOSS/SOSA aligned hardware solution.
- The PacStar Modular Radio Center (MRC) enhances DoD communications interoperability. This commercial off-the-shelf (COTS)-based, modular, tactical, and expeditionary, rugged radio, voice and IP (VoIP) integrated solution addresses communications interoperability challenges faced by military, law enforcement and public safety organizations that rely on a large and diverse set of radio equipment (handheld radios, desktop phones, laptops, and intercom systems), waveforms, frequencies, and channels that can’t communicate with each other. PacStar MRC delivers unmatched situational awareness by bridging disparate radio waveforms into a single communication network on the PacStar 400-Series platform. Its core technology is provided by the PacStar 463, an SCI TOCNET-G4-based Radio-over-IP (RoIP) / Voice module, a software-defined solution that provides RoIP, VoIP and voice management capabilities in a single unit. The PacStar 463 ensures compatibility and support for all major tactical radio types and VoIP protocols.
A Leader in Open Standards
Curtiss-Wright is an active contributor to the definition and advancement of the open standards included in CMOSS and those being defined in The Open Group Sensor Open Systems Architecture™ (SOSA). Curtiss-Wright has been a leading participant in the development of the CMOSS and SOSA standards since the inception of both initiatives and is a key participant in several SOSA™ Consortium working groups (including holding a chair position in the SOSA Consortium). In addition, the company has been a leading contributor to the VITA Standards Organization (VSO) that oversees the definition of the OpenVPX™, PMC, XMC, and FMC form-factor standards that provide the foundation of both CMOSS and SOSA technical standards. This makes Curtiss-Wright ideally positioned to work with customers to help guide the development and success of their CMOSS and SOSA aligned applications.
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 approximately 8,100 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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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.
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