Eurotech’s subsidiary Parvus Corporation announces a design win for Parvus’ DuraNET® 3825 subystem into the NATO MEADS (Medium Extended Air Defense System) program. Prime contractor Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has specified the DuraNET 3825, a ruggedized version of Cisco Systems’ 3825 Integrated Services Router (ISR), to provide the network connectivity for the MEADS Tactical Operations Center. Parvus has shipped initial quantities to Lockheed and other NATO partners. No financial details were disclosed.
MEADS is the 21st century replacement for Patriot air and missile defense systems in the United States and Germany, and for the Nike Hercules system in Italy. MEADS includes a mobile Air and Missile Defense System that will incorporate the hit-to-kill PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) Missile in a system that includes 360-degree surveillance and fire control sensors, netted-distributed battle management/communication centers and high-firepower launchers.
The DuraNET 3825 provides a robust Commercial-Off-the-Shelf (COTS) solution that extends the application use of industry-leading Cisco hardware. The DuraNET 3825 combines the powerful features available in Cisco IOS® software, Catalyst® Layer 2 LAN switching, and flexible Layer 3 WAN routing into a single ruggedized platform. This robust Internet Protocol (IP) networking device integrates embedded security processing, generous performance, high memory capacity, and high-density interfaces to deliver the performance, availability, and reliability required for scaling mission-critical applications.
“The inclusion of DuraNET 3825 routers for the MEADS program is a testament to Parvus’ proven track record of supplying durable, highly-reliable IP networking equipment for demanding military applications,” said Les Goodman, president of Parvus. “We are honored to partner with Lockheed Martin to supply such an important program with the necessary equipment for the next-generation air and missile defense system.”