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Curtiss-Wright acquires specialist electronics services

23rd June 2010 - 09:47 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Curtiss-Wright announced on 22 June that it has acquired Specialist Electronics Services, Ltd. (SES) for £15 million, or approximately $22 million.

SES designs and manufactures rugged, security encrypted data recorders, processors, display media and software for aerospace and defence applications. SES will operate within the Integrated Sensing division of Curtiss-Wright's Motion Control segment.

'The addition of SES’s broad range of COTS data and video recorder products to our existing recorder product family will further our ability to meet our customers’ requirements,' said David Adams, co-chief operating officer of Curtiss-Wright Corporation.

'We are very excited about the expertise they provide us in data security encryption and high reliability rugged packaging.'

With estimated 2010 sales of £6.5 million, or approximately $9 million, SES provides a range of rugged products for airborne and other severe environments, with particular expertise in solid state data recording, computing and control display units for the defense and aerospace industries.  Key platforms include fixed-wing, rotary-wing and unmanned aircraft, tactical vehicles and navy vessels.

Proprietary technologies include high integrity mission computing, engine monitoring, multi-channel video and data mission recording, rugged and extreme environmental computing, and software for data transmission and technical analysis.  Founded in 1991, the company is based in Camberley, UK, and has 41 employees.

Source: Curtiss-Wright

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