Curtiss-Wright rugged, secure data storage systems offer a proven solution for retrieving, archiving and processing mission data, digital video and intelligence in real time to support ground force operations. These compact, transportable network attached storage systems are qualified for applications that require sharing of critical data in harsh ground mobile environments. They are ruggedized to withstand extreme shock and vibration seen in combat vehicle applications which also include extreme temperatures ranging - 40° to + 71° C. Our storage products are qualified to MIL-STD-810 and MIL-STD-461 environmental specifications. Our experience and proven track record for deploying reliable electronic subsystems on the US Army’s Abrams, Bradley and Stryker platforms over the past 2 decades has contributed to the design of our ground data storage products.

Curtiss-Wright’s storage systems offer affordable, high-capacity and high-performance network attached storage. Our units are optimized for Size, Weight, Power and Cost (SWaP-C). Our Compact Network Storage (CNS) product is the ideal solution for network centric storage in rugged ground applications. The CNS provides a Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) interface allowing storage to be shared with hosts on the vehicle network and supports the new US Army VICTORY standard for interoperability. The CNS supports file sharing across multiple protocols and has encryption capabilities to protect critical data. Media with encrypted classified data can be stored in the open, reducing the need for secure storage areas. The secure Networked Attached Storage (NAS) system also supports drive duplication for easy backup of stored data. The rugged unit is designed to operate with typical 28VDC military vehicle power and is MIL-STD-1275D compliant supporting normal, generator, and vehicle cranking conditions.

Our storage product portfolio for the ground market also includes a 3U VPX Flash Storage Module (FSM) that can easily be integrated in a vehicle platform’s mission processor unit. The VPX3-FSM is a rugged, high performance, high capacity, solid state SATA storage Line Replaceable Module (LRM) that supports a 2-level maintenance concept. The FSM includes a NIST certified FIPS140-2 data encryption capability and currently has a 1 TB storage capacity.

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