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US Army gives Curtiss-Wright Controls Nod on Radar Warning Receiver Systems for Army Helicopters

24th September 2008 - 00:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc. announced today that it has received an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract from the U.S. Army’s Communications and Electronics Command (CECOM), to build and test complete Radar Warning Receiver Systems for use in the U.S. Army’s AN/APR-39 Radar Warning Detection Set for Army helicopters. Under the contract, in addition to complete systems, Curtiss-Wright Controls will also provide spare components and test equipment.

The initial delivery order is valued at $1.9 million. First deliveries are scheduled to begin in January 2009 and continue through November 2009. A one-year option would extend the ordering period for an additional year through 2014. A second one-year option would extend the ordering period for an additional year through 2015. Curtiss-Wright Control estimates the value on a yearly basis over the life of the contract at $3-5 million.

“Curtiss-Wright Controls is proud to apply its manufacturing expertise to support the U.S. Army for this important threat warning system,” said David Adams, president of Curtiss-Wright Controls. “With more than five years of manufacturing and obsolescence engineering experience with the APR-39A(V) systems, Curtiss-Wright Controls is uniquely qualified to support the U.S. Armed Forces by providing this platform in the mature years of its lifecycle.”

The AN/APR-39 Radar Warning Detection Set provides helicopter pilots with an advanced audio and visual threat warning system that enables evasive maneuvers. The radar receiver subsystems will be supported and manufactured at the Curtiss-Wright Controls facility in Littleton, Mass., and delivered to the New Cumberland Army Depot in New Cumberland, Pa. The Littleton, Mass., operation is an ISO/AS9100 certified, Military Electronics Engineering and Manufacturing facility, specializing in the design and production of rugged electric/electronic enclosures, circuit card assemblies, cable and wiring harnesses, power control and operator interface systems for military applications.

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