Curtiss-Wright Selected by a Leading Defense System Integrator to Provide Embedded Security IP Module Technology for MOSA Systems

Curtiss-Wright Selected by a Leading Defense System Integrator to Provide Embedded Security IP Module Technology for MOSA Systems
Curtiss-Wright Selected by a Leading Defense System Integrator to Provide Embedded Security IP Module Technology for MOSA Systems
Press release
June 13, 2022

Curtiss-Wright Selected by a Leading Defense System Integrator to Provide Embedded Security IP Module Technology for MOSA Systems

XMC-528 Enhanced TrustedCOTS™ Module Brings Security to Embedded Systems With Breakthrough Plug-In Card Approach

ASHBURN, Va. – June 13, 2022 – Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division, a leading supplier of Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA) based solutions engineered for success, today announced that it has been selected by a leading defense system integrator to provide its embedded Security IP module technology.  Under the contract, Curtiss-Wright will supply its XMC-528 Mezzanine Card to provide a turnkey solution to add state-of-the art security protection to both legacy hardware and to new system designs. The initial value of the award is $2.5 million, with a lifetime value estimated between $10-15 million.

“We are very proud to announce this security-focused production award for our innovative XMC-528 module, which was selected for its ability to rapidly and cost-effectively add security protection to any Curtiss-Wright or third-party module that supports an XMC site,” said Chris Wiltsey, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions. “The XMC-528 truly makes it simple and affordable to bring system integrity to hardware platforms, both legacy and new, with a powerful mezzanine card plug-in solution.” 

About the XMC-528 Module

Curtiss-Wright's enhanced TrustedCOTS (eTCOTS™) XMC-528 module
Curtiss-Wright's enhanced TrustedCOTS (eTCOTS™) XMC-528 module

The enhanced TrustedCOTS (eTCOTS™) XMC-528 module speeds the integration of advanced security IP, such as Raytheon Technologies’ Night Cover™ product suite and Idaho Scientific’s Immunity cryptographic products, into new and legacy systems wherever XMC (VITA 42/61) mezzanine cards can be used, including modules designed to align with the SOSA Technical standard and U.S. Army’s C5ISR/EW Modular Open Suite of Standards (CMOSS) technical standards.  

The XMC-528 is a compelling security IP solution for a wide range of system architectures including ATCA, rackmount servers with PCIe slots, as well as VME and OpenVPX modules. 

The module enables system integrators to add embedded security to fielded systems without a complete redesign. Using industry standard interfaces, the XMC-528 mezzanine card can be hosted on existing system modules – such as Curtiss-Wright’s VME-1910, VPX6-1961, and SOSA-aligned VPX3-1260 single board computers – to implement advanced data protection.  The same security IP suite provided by the XMC-528 mezzanine module can also be integrated directly into the on-board security FPGA resident on Curtiss-Wright’s family of security-ready OpenVPX modules – such as the CHAMP-XD1S 3U digital signal processor card and soon to be announced next-generation processor modules. Systems such as high-performance rack-mount servers can be supported with an appropriate XMC carrier.

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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 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, headquartered in Davidson, North Carolina, has a long tradition of providing innovative solutions through trusted customer relationships.  For more information, visit


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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.

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