American aviation company Curtiss-Wright Corporation has been awarded a five-year, $34 million contract to supply airborne data recorder technology for US and Australian manned and unmanned maritime aircraft.
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Under the Naval Surface Warfare Center contract, the company will provide and service Keyed Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Airborne Recorder Network Attached Storage solutions and Modular Open Systems Approach-based equipment.
This would include chassis, docking stations, removable storage modules, and lab cable sets.
Curtiss-Wright provides the Naval Surface Warfare Center with commercial-off-the shelf open architecture K-BAR NAS equipment supporting MQ-4C Triton and future PMA-290 aircraft.
“We are pleased to have been selected by the Naval Surface Warfare Center to provide our rugged airborne network attached storage technology and support services for naval manned and unmanned aircraft programs,” according to Curtiss-Wright Corporation chair and chief executive officer Lynn M Bamford.
“This award reflects our commitment to provide the most advanced and reliable open architecture data storage systems in support of our warfighters.”
Curtiss-Wright is performing the work within its defense solutions division in their defense electronics segment.