Curtiss-Wright Corporation announced that it has been awarded a follow-on contract by the United States Marine Corps (USMC) to provide small form factor network router and switch modules to support communications modernization with highly portable expeditionary network communications technology. Under the contract, Curtiss-Wright will provide a Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA) deployed baseband system for the Marine Corps Wideband Satellite-Expeditionary (MCWS-X) program. Curtiss-Wright is performing the work within its Defense Solutions division in the Defense Electronics segment. The products covered by this agreement will be shipped to the USMC from the Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions facility in Portland, Oregon.
“As a leading supplier of tactical battlefield communications solutions, we are very proud to provide the Marine Corps with our proven field-deployable network communications technology to support the MCWS-X program. This contract further strengthens the long and successful relationship we have with the USMC and highlights Curtiss-Wright’s ability to enhance interoperability and improve cost efficiencies with electronics systems that adhere to the DoD’s mandate for solutions based on the Modular Open Systems Approach,” said Lynn M. Bamford, Chair and CEO of Curtiss-Wright Corporation.
To mitigate this risk and ensure Marines remain lethal on future battlefields, Marine Corps Systems Command recently fielded the Marine Corps Wideband Satellite – Expeditionary, or MCWS-X. MCWS-X is a man-portable, multiband, super-high frequency, multi-waveform satellite communications terminal that provides the warfighter resiliency and agility in the field. Designed to be transported by a single Marine – and set up by that same Marine in less than 15 minutes – MCWS-X will allow Marines on the ground to quickly and securely connect to various SATCOM frequencies while providing high throughput rate.
Curtiss-Wright Corporation 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 approximately 8,100 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 has a long tradition of providing innovative solutions through trusted customer relationships.