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Curtiss-Wright to deliver additional RAST system to US Navy


26 April 2013 naval-technology.com


The US Navy has awarded a contract to Curtiss-Wright Flow Control for supply of its ship-borne helicopter recovery assist, secure and traverse (RAST) system in support of the Arleigh Burke-Class DDG 51 Flight IIA forward-build programme.


Under the multimillion contract, the company's RAST system will be installed aboard the future DDG 51 IIA ship, DDG 116.


The company will also provide related track components and spares to the US Naval Air Systems Command.


Commenting on the contract, Curtiss-Wright Flow Control source said that the continued supply of the RAST system demonstrates the company's engineering expertise in providing advanced performance, reliable equipment designs and increased operational efficiency to the naval defence industry.


Work under the contract will be carried out by Curtiss-Wright's Flow Control's subsidiary Indal Technologies in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, with the first delivery scheduled for late 2014.

"Under the multimillion contract, the company's RAST system will be installed aboard the future DDG 51 IIA ship, DDG 116."


Capable of assisting safe helicopter launch and recovery, the RAST helicopter handling system is fully integrated with all functions necessary to safely operate and stow large ship-borne helicopters.


The RAST has been designed to aid in securing and manoeuvring of helicopters even in adverse weather and sea conditions up to sea state five.


More than 200 integrated aircraft handling systems have been delivered to date by the company to navies in Australia, Canada, Japan, Spain, Taiwan and the US.


The DDG 51 Flight IIA ships feature Kingfisher mine-avoidance capability, a pair of helicopter hangars, which provide the ability to deploy with two organic Lamps MK III MH-60 helicopters, blast-hardened bulkheads, distributed electrical system and advanced networked systems.

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To Provide Rugged Digital Signal Processor Modules for New Gripen NG Aircraft's Fire Control System


September 7, 2011 Curtiss-Wright Corporation  - defpro.com


PARSIPPANY, N.J. | Curtiss-Wright Corporation announced Sept. 6 that it has been selected by SELEX Galileo to supply rugged embedded digital signal processor modules for use on Saab's new Gripen Next Generation (NG) fighter aircraft. The contract, which runs from 2010 to 2014, is valued at $15 million, and has an estimated potential additional value of $10 million over the lifetime of the program.


"Curtiss-Wright is proud to have been selected to provide our digital signal processor technology for use on the next generation Gripen aircraft," said Martin R. Benante, Chairman and CEO of Curtiss-Wright Corporation. "This award further demonstrates the value of our advanced technologies on a global basis."


Curtiss-Wright's digital signal processor modules will provide the radar processing for the Gripen's fire control radar system. The company's Motion Control segment will develop the digital signal processor modules at its Ashburn, VA facility.

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