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Curtiss-Wright’s PacStar Business Wins Contract to Upgrade USMC Combat Data Network

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Lynn Bamford
Lynn Bamford Curtiss-Wright

Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions’ PacStar business has been awarded a $25 million contract to upgrade a portion of the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) Combat Data Network (CDN), Curtiss-Wright reported on Tuesday. PacStar’s solution will enable USMC to extend its advanced network communications to tactical environments.

“We are honored that the U.S. Marine Corps has chosen PacStar equipment to upgrade their CDN,” said Lynn Bamford, president, Defense and Power Segments, Curtiss-Wright Corporation. “We are always proud to support the Marine Corps in their essential communications endeavors.”

PacStar’s small form factor communications modules, including routing, switching and advanced network services, have been designed to maximize capabilities and configuration flexibility. The business’ rugged, lightweight modules simplify secure communication across austere environments, in a variety of applications, and in any unit structure. 

PacStar will upgrade end-of-life legacy 19-inch rack-mounted routers, switches and servers to small form factor modules to reduce size, weight and power (SWaP), improving mobility and speed of deployment, as well as transmission rates and data access.

“As the industry leader in SWaP, we are thrilled to expand our relationship with the Marine Corps by supporting warfighters with small-form factor WAN modules optimized for tactical environments,” said Peggy Miller, senior general manager, PacStar.

About Curtiss-Wright Corporation

Curtiss-Wright Corporation is a global innovative company that delivers highly engineered, critical function products and services to the commercial, industrial, defense and energy markets. Building on the heritage of Glenn Curtiss and the Wright brothers, Curtiss-Wright has a long tradition of providing reliable solutions through trusted customer relationships. The company is headquartered in Davidson, N.C. and employs approximately 8,300 people worldwide.