• For use on Norwegian Army’s WiSENT 2 Armored Recovery Vehicle program

ASHBURN, Va. – August 27, 2019 –Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division today announced that it was awarded a contract by Kappa Optronics to provide its video management system (VMS) technology to support the Driver’s Vision Enhancer (DVE) system used on the Norwegian Army’s WiSENT 2 armored recovery vehicle. Under the contract, Curtiss-Wright will provide Kappa Optronics with its Generic Vehicle Architecture (GVA)-ready RVG-SDX 3G-SDI Rugged Video Gateway and GVDU2610 Ground Vehicle Rugged Display.  Curtiss-Wright’s VMS solution supports the DVE by processing and displaying video data from the vehicle’s multiple Kappa cameras, providing enhanced driver vision to help increase mission capabilities. 

“We are very proud to have been selected by Kappa Optronics to provide our rugged video management solutions for use on the Norwegian Army’s WiSENT 2 recovery vehicle,” said Lynn Bamford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Defense and Power. “This is our first contract with Kappa Optronics and we are very pleased that our video switch and touchscreen technology will help support this important ground vehicle’s Driver’s Vision Enhancer.”

“A lot of effort has been put into the Driver’s Vision Enhancer system’s fast signal processing and straight forward electrical design,” said Axel Zimmer, Director of Product Management, Kappa. “We have overcome well-known latency problems associated with first generation digital driver vision enhancement systems, and we are proud to have achieved a latency of less than 40 ms to ensure safe and ergonomic operation of the vehicle. Our DVE system sets the standard for the industry.”