Curtiss-Wright Miniature Gigabit Ethernet Switch Selected for HALE UAS

By Caroline Rees / 27 May 2015
Parvus DuraNET 20-11 Switch

The Parvus DuraNET 20-11 Rugged Ultra‐miniature 8‐Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch

The Defense Solutions division of Curtiss-Wright Corporation will supply its recently introduced miniature rugged COTS Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) switch subsystem technology for use in a High Altitude Long Endurance Unmanned Air System (UAS). Under the agreement, Curtiss-Wright will provide its ultra-small form factor Parvus® DuraNET® 20-11 rugged Ethernet switch. This pocket-sized network switch is a fraction of the size of traditional embedded Ethernet switches, yet it delivers comprehensive Ethernet management, security, and reliable design features sought by aerospace and defense platform integrators. Shipments began in March 2015.

“Curtiss-Wright is very proud to have been selected to provide our ultra-small Gigabit Ethernet switching technology for use in this High Altitude Long Endurance UAS,” said Lynn Bamford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Defense Solutions division. “Our recently introduced miniature Parvus DuraNET 20-11 delivers a fully featured, non-ITAR Gigabit Ethernet switch solution ideal for use on size, weight and power constrained UAS platforms.”

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