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Lockheed-Boeing JV to Use Curtiss-Wright Ethernet Switch on Launch Vehicles

Lockheed-Boeing JV to Use Curtiss-Wright Ethernet Switch on Launch Vehicles - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Curtiss-Wright Parvus DuraNET 3000Curtiss-Wright‘s defense solutions unit will provide Ethernet switches to the United Launch Alliance for Atlas V and Delta IV rockets under a $2 million contract, Military & Aerospace Electronics reported Friday.

John Keller writes the Lockheed Martin and Boeing joint venture selected Curtiss-Wright’s rugged commercial off-the-shelf Parvus DuraNET 3000 for the U.S. Air Force‘s Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program.

ULA will use the switch pre-launch communications between the flight control computer and launch control as part of the ULA common avionics initiative for the Atlas and Delta rockets.

Work will occur at a Salt Lake City facility that houses the Parvus business unit, which Curtiss-Wright acquired in 2013.

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