3U VPX Ground Control System

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The Curtiss-Wright 3U VPX Ground Control System (GCS) provides a flexible and rugged processing system suitable for ground applications such as fire control, turret control, weapons control and vehicle control (vetronics). This 3U VPX processing and networking rugged system provides an affordable low-risk complete hardware and software solution, ideal for space constrained applications.

The 3U VPX Ground Control System includes:

  • Control Processor
  • VICTORY compliant Gigabit Ethernet Switch
  • Power supply
  • Dedicated XMC site for hosting VICTORY services

This rugged system is designed for inclusion of future upgrade capabilities such as support for local/network attached data storage and PMC sites for new I/O solutions.

Dimensions 10.77 x 3.97 x 7.97” (273.56 x 100.84 x 202.44 mm)
Weight 12.9 lb (5.85 kg)


Key Features

  • 3U VPX ground control system that is low risk, affordable and proven in the field
  • Small in size and light weight
  • Flexible 3U VPX backplane that is interchangeable between different ground control applications and allows for future upgrade capabilities
  • Two fully programmable Controller Area Network (CAN) bus
  • VICTORY compliant Gigabit Ethernet Switch with 12 GbE port
  • Supports legacy MIL-STD-1553 bridging to VICTORY
  • Allows for local/network attached data storage
  • PMC sites enables growth for new I/O solutions
  • Wind River VxWorks BSP



  • Fire control
  • Turret control
  • Weapons control
  • Vetronics and Vehicle control
  • Mission computing
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3U VPX Ground Control System

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