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Curtiss-Wright Controls awarded contract from BAE Systems

23rd July 2010 - 13:33 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc. today announced that it has received a $4 million contract from BAE Systems to provide two packaged commercial-off-the-shelf (PCOTS) integrated processor subsystems for use in the TERRIER general support engineer vehicle for the British Army. The multi-function TERRIER is an air-transportable, tracked, armored, engineer vehicle that performs obstacle and mine clearance, digging of trenches or fortifications for equipment and troops, route opening and maintenance, and general engineering tasks.

"Curtiss-Wright is pleased to have been selected by BAE Systems to provide hardware and components for use in this innovative engineering vehicle," said David Adams, co-chief operating officer of Curtiss-Wright Corporation. "Our expertise in integrating and packaging rugged processor boards and storage enabled us to provide BAE Systems with a high-performance computing solution in a compact and durable subsystem enclosure."

Curtiss-Wright designs and manufactures the Special-To-Role and Drive-By-Wire subsystems, which provide overall electronic control of the vehicle and the capability to operate the vehicle remotely in high hazard conditions, such as mine clearing. The subsystems integrate a number of modular COTS cards, additional I/O and data storage within a rugged, high-performance package to withstand extreme environments, from desert heat to arctic cold.

Curtiss-Wright will design, develop and manufacture the PCOTS systems for TERRIER at the company's Embedded Computing facility in High Wycombe, England. The contract began in 2009 and is expected to continue for five years.

Source: Curtiss-Wright

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