PARIS – Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc. (Charlotte, NC) said it has been awarded a contract by Raytheon to provide single board computers (SBC), DSPs and buffer memory cards for use in the US Army's Centurion Weapon System.
Under the terms of the contract, Curtiss-Wright said it will provide Raytheon with its SVME-412 DSP, SCP-122 SBC, SPMC-230 StarLink module and MM-6790F/8M Flash Module. The boards will provide processing for use in the Centurion Weapon System which is based on the proven Phalanx system for intercepting rockets, artillery and mortar rounds in the air before impact, thereby reducing or eliminating damage. The Curtiss-Wright boards will control the system’s target tracking system radar and to compute fire correlations in the main system computer.
Curtiss-Wright said it will develop the SBCs at its San Diego, Calif., facility. The DSP boards are developed at the company’s Ashburn, VA facility, and the buffer memory modules are developed at its Chatsworth, CA location. The systems will be shipped to Raytheon in Louisville, KY.
The initial contract, valued at $5.7 million, concerned deliveries in 2010. There is potential for additional deliveries of about $5 million in 2011, the companies said.