Lockheed Martin Selects Curtiss-Wright Controls for Radar System

8/30/2004 - Curtiss-Wright Controls Inc., a leading manufacturer of mission-critical systems for military and severe environment applications, has received a firm-fixed-price contract be Lockheed Martin's Communications Electronics Communication (CECOM) Rapid Response (CR2) office, Tinton Falls, N.J. The award, in excess of $6 million, is for procurement of spare Radar Warning Receiver (RWR) systems currently used by the U.S. Army.

The work will be performed at the Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing Littleton, Mass., facility, which will be responsible for all elements of the RWR subsystems procurement, manufacturing, integration and testing. This facility specializes in the design and manufacture (or remanufacture) of electronic components and subsystems that require improved performance of technology upgrades. Delivery of the RWR systems will start in 2005 and will be completed in 2007.

RWR's are crucial safety systems designed specifically for military aircraft applications. The RWR monitors the environment for radar signals, characterizes them and provides varying levels and types of warnings in order to allow aircraft crews to take evasive maneuvers or deploy countermeasures. These systems are essential in improving the probability of survival for military aircraft and personnel with which they are engaged.

"We are excited to assist Lockheed Martin and our armed services with this specialized system, which will help protect our military's aircraft and crews going into harm's way around the world," says George J. Yohrling, president of Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc.. "Curtiss-Wright Controls is proud to support this vital program and appreciated the confidence Lockheed Martin has placed in us as the scope of this avionics project increases."

The decision was made through Lockheed Martin's CECOM Rapid Response Program, a contract vehicle that streamlines acquisitions for Government Platform Managers. When needed, the Lockheed Martin CR2 office quickly supplies hardware and services to all DoD armed forces as well as the State Department, Transportation Department, NOAA, NASA and others.

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