Curtiss-Wright Selected to Deliver MOSA Networking and Safety Certifiable Processing and Graphics Solutions for Aircraft Upgrade Program

Curtiss-Wright Selected to Deliver MOSA Networking and Safety Certifiable Processing and Graphics Solutions for Aircraft Upgrade Program
Rugged COTS processing and graphics display modules provided with AC 20-152A safety certification artifacts that support system certification up to DAL-A


ASHBURN, Va. – January 31, 2023 – Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division, a leading supplier of Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA) solutions engineered for success, today announced that it was selected by a leading system integrator to provide open standards-based safety certifiable processing and graphics technology, as well as its switching technology for use in a military aircraft upgrade program. Under the contract, Curtiss-Wright will provide the customer with its award winning1 V3-1708 single board computer and V3-717 graphics display module. Both of these commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) rugged 3U OpenVPX™ form factor modules are provided with AC 20-152A Development Assurance for Airborne Electronic Hardware safety certification artifacts that support system certification up to DAL-A. Curtiss-Wright’s solution exceeds the MIL-HDBK-516C Airworthiness Certification Criteria of this program. Curtiss-Wright will also provide its VPX3-663 3U OpenVPX Ethernet switch module. The initial contract is valued at $2.6 million. The lifetime value of the contract is estimated at $14.5 million. 

“We are proud to have been selected to provide our MOSA-based safety certifiable processing and graphics technology for use on this military aircraft upgrade program,” said Chris Wiltsey, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions. “With the changing operational needs for both new and upgraded platforms and systems, the combination of COTS and safety certifiable solutions for airborne platforms offered by Curtiss-Wright accelerates the time to market for new capabilities, while increasing affordability.” 

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1  2022 Military and Aerospace Electronics Innovators Awards – Silver Honoree

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.