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Curtiss-Wright unveils ultra-compact switch module

4th February 2022 - 13:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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PacStar 446 Gigabit Ethernet switch module. (Image: Curtiss-Wright)

The 26-Port PacStar 446 is designed to support a wide range of edge-based applications such as C5ISR, cybersecurity and data storage.

Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions has introduced a new 26-port version of its PacStar 446 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) switch module in what it claimed on 3 February to be the ‘most compact solution for deploying high-density network access at the tactical edge’.

The 26-Port PacStar 446 is the newest addition to the PacStar Networking Systems family of tactical battlefield communications solutions. It combines 24 GbE user ports and 2 SFP+ 10 GbE ports, Curtiss-Wright noted, and is designed to support a wide range of edge-based applications such as C5ISR, cybersecurity and data storage.

PacStar solutions are used for a variety of military tactical communications and battlefield management applications. Its IQ-Core Software, for instance, is designed to enable network-centric battlefield communications.

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