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January 11, 2018

Curtiss-Wright to supply aerospace instrumentation for USAF programme

Curtiss-Wright has secured a new contract for the delivery of its aerospace instrumentation technology to be used on the high-speed data acquisition system (HSDAS) programme.

Curtiss-Wright has secured a new contract for the delivery of its aerospace instrumentation technology to be used on the high-speed data acquisition system (HSDAS) programme.

Valued at $86m, the five-year indefinite delivery / indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract has been awarded by the US Air Force’s (USAF) Edwards Air Force Base (AFB) – Air Force Test Center (AFTC).

Under the terms of the deal, the company will supply Edwards AFB with data acquisition systems, network switches, recorders, telemetry systems, and ground station systems.

The sole source contract also includes the delivery of products, enhancement / upgrade, repair services, field service, and technical support to the HSDAS equipment.

Work on the project is being carried out at Curtiss-Wright’s Teletronics Technology Corporation (TTC) facility in Newtown, Pennsylvania, US. TTC is a business unit of the company’s defence solutions division within the defence segment.

“This contract reflects the largest award received by our TTC acquisition.”

Curtiss-Wright chairman and CEO David C Adams said: “We are pleased to have been selected by Edwards Air Force Base to provide our aerospace instrumentation technology for use on the AFTC’s HSDAS.

“This contract reflects the largest award received by our TTC acquisition since joining Curtiss-Wright in early 2017, and is a strong example of our long-standing relationships and continued support of critical US flight test centre platforms.”

Engineering and manufacturing work has already started and is slated to continue through 2022.

Curtiss-Wright’s previously completed IDIQ contract on the HSDAS programme, valued at $73m, of which more than $71m was exercised.

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