Curtiss-Wright Awarded $8.7 Million US Navy Contract to Support MOSA Computer Modules
Curtiss-Wright Awarded $8.7 Million US Navy Contract to Support MOSA Computer Modules

Curtiss-Wright Awarded $8.7 Million US Navy Contract to Support MOSA Computer Modules

Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division, a leading supplier of Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA)-based solutions engineered for success, announced that it was awarded a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract in excess of $8.7 million by the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division to supply its Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA) based single board computer (SBC) technology in support of the AN/UPX-24(V) identification friend or foe (IFF) processor sets. Under the contract, Curtiss-Wright will provide its SVME-183 VMEbus SBC to the U.S. Navy at St. Inigoes, Maryland. This award is the third consecutive multi-year IDIQ contract Curtiss-Wright has received in support of this program. This contract, which began in November 2022, is scheduled to run through the end of 2024. The use of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS)-based MOSA solutions and commercial best practices delivers cost-effective new capabilities and supports more economical and timely upgrades for U.S. Navy RADAR processing systems such as the AN/UPX-24(V).

The MOSA directive has accelerated the adoption of a variety of open standards, such as The Open Group Sensor Open Systems Architecture™ (SOSA) and the U.S. Army CCDC C5ISR Center’s C5ISR/EW Modular Open Suite of Standards (CMOSS), that have been adopted by the three military branches. Modular Open Systems Approach drives faster time to market, lower cost, increased software portability, technology innovation, and interoperability among systems across all defense domains. This Position Paper will guide you through why MOSA exists, its history and context, and why MOSA is ideally suited to creating the capabilities required to counter an uncertain and dangerous world of rapidly shifting threats.


“We are proud of our ongoing support for the U.S. Navy’s important AN/UPX-24(V) friend or foe identification processing system. This contract further strengthens the long and successful relationship we have with the U.S. Navy, and highlights our ability to enhance interoperability and improve cost efficiencies with electronics systems that adhere to the DoD’s mandate for a modular open architecture approach. We have supplied our cost-effective open standards based single board computers in support of this program since 2012, and our selection reflects the U.S. Navy’s continued confidence in Curtiss-Wright as a trusted supplier. We are also excited to participate in numerous additional projects with this customer that will enable us to support future upgrades to this processing subsystem with our VME and VPX MOSA solutions,” said Chris Wiltsey, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions division.

Curtiss-Wright’s selection for this upgrade program is representative of its ability to rapidly and cost-effectively modernize legacy navy platforms with open-standards solutions. Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE:CW) is a global integrated business that provides highly engineered products, solutions and services mainly to Aerospace & Defense markets, as well as critical technologies in demanding Commercial Power, Process and Industrial markets. We leverage a workforce of 8,000 highly skilled employees who develop, design and build what we believe are the best engineered solutions to the markets we serve. Building on the heritage of Glenn Curtiss and the Wright brothers, Curtiss-Wright, headquartered in Davidson, North Carolina, has a long tradition of providing innovative solutions through trusted customer relationships.

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