Curtiss-Wright announced as a winner of US Army xTechPlugfest Position, Navigation & Timing CMOSS Plugfest Competition

Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions, a leading supplier of modular open systems approach (MOSA) based rugged electronics solutions engineered to succeed, today announced that it was selected as one of five winners at the U.S. Army’s xTechPlugfest Competition, also known as the PNT CMOSS Plugfest, held from November 8-9, 2021 at the Open Innovation Lab (OIL), Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland.
During xTechPlugfest competitors demonstrated their current PNT CMOSS cards, CMOSS switch cards, and CMOSS chassis ability to meet CMOSS requirements. As one of the five announced winners  out of a field of 15 participating companies, Curtiss-Wright was awarded $20,000 prize money and the opportunity to submit a proposal for a follow-on prototype award for their cards and/or chassis solutions. The Curtiss-Wright demonstration included two new CMOSS chassis, the CMOSS/SOSA Starter Kit (CSSK), a pre-integrated 4-slot SWaP-optimized 3U VPX system and an 8-Slot CMOSS/SOSA/SAVE aligned enclosure that provides a highly configurable rugged platform for Ground Mobile and GCV environments. The PNT demonstration also featured Curtiss-Wright’s VPX3-673/673A A-PNT module (aligned with SOSA Radial Clock profile) and VPX3-687 module VICTORY network/Ethernet switch module (aligned with SOSA Profile: 14.4.14 DP/CP Switch).
The event was hosted in partnership by the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology) [ASA(ALT)] and the Program Executive Office for Intelligence Electronic Warfare & Sensors (PEO IEW&S), Project Manager Positioning Navigation & Timing (PM PNT), the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM), and the C5ISR (Command, Control, Computers, Communications, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) Center.
“We are extremely proud of the results of our Position, Navigation & Timing CMOSS demonstration during the Army’s recent xTechPlugfest Competition,” said Chris Wiltsey, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions. “In appreciation of being selected as a winner at the PNT CMOSS Plugfest, we will be donating our prize award to the Army Fisher House and the AUSA MG Harry Greene Chapter Warrior Support Outing, two charities that directly support our warfighters. Curtiss-Wright is fully committed to leading the industry in bringing MOSA-based solutions for CMOSS, such as our best-in-class A-PNT technology, to market. We look forward to continually advancing the art of the possible for rugged deployable technologies in support of our warfighters.”

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