Curtiss-Wright Controls Incorporated has received a contract from the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) to supply advanced rugged computer processing modules for use in an advanced, large Unmanned Ground Vehicle demonstrator being developed for the Robotic Vehicle Control Architecture for a Future Force Army Technology Objective.
Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a follow-on contract to provide support, maintenance and refresh services to the U.S. Marine Corps Topographic Production Capability (TPC) Family of Systems, providing unit commanders with the information required to support the Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield process. The total potential value of the TPC contract is $43.5 million over a five-year period.
Alion Science and Technology Corporation is being awarded a $7 million contract for the development of a prototype tool to improve live virtual and constructive integration technologies suitable for military education, experimentation, analysis, training and mission rehearsal.
In this wired and increasingly virtual world, modeling and simulation play a key role in everything from testing new products to developing weapons systems and planning military operations. Although simulations have been important for decades, new technologies enable researchers and engineers to model software and hardware accurately down to the molecular level.