Ashburn, Va. 25 June 2019. Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division, a trusted leading supplier of tactical data link solutions, announced that its Tactical Communications Group (TCG) business unit was awarded a contract by armasuisse, the Federal Office for Defence Procurement for the Swiss Confederation, to provide its Battlefield Operations Support System (BOSS®) software to upgrade Switzerland’s Air TEESS (Air Test Evaluation and Engineering Support System) and provide its Ground Tactical Data Link System (GTS®) hardware and software to replace Switzerland’s legacy Ground TEESS. This upgrade includes simplifying the existing air and ground configurations while adding support for the Link 16 Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) radios and Block Upgrade 2 (BU 2) terminals. TCG will also perform additional systems engineering to integrate BOSS with the Pilatus PC-12 aircraft’s navigation system and Air TEESS roll-on/roll-off hardware. Under the contract, shipments began in Q2 2019 and will continue until Q1 2021. 

“We are very proud to have been selected by armasuisse to support the important upgrade of Switzerland’s air and ground test evaluation and engineering support systems with our industry leading tactical data link hardware and software,” said Lynn Bamford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Defense and Power. “We are especially pleased, as this will be the first integration of our industry leading BOSS  software for the Pilatus PC-12 Aircraft, and also represents our first GTS sale to Switzerland.”

Curtiss-Wright will manufacture the products covered by this agreement at the TCG facility in Tewksbury, Mass. The products will be shipped to armasuisse in Emmen, Switzerland.