UK MOD's DAOS Certificate Awarded to Curtiss-Wright for Design of Rugged Video Management Systems
Prestigious DAOS award provides independent confirmation of Curtiss-Wright’s design competence for airworthy video management systems
ASHBURN, Va. – August 26, 2015 – Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) today announced that its Defense Solutions division’s Letchworth, UK facility has been awarded the UK Ministry of Defence’s (MoD) prestigious Design Approval Organisation Scheme (DAOS) certification after a successful audit process undertaken by the UK Military Aviation Authority (MAA) on behalf of the MoD. The scheme aims to provide a level of assurance to Project Teams that approved organizations are competent to design equipment for and carry out modifications and repairs to aircraft within a scope defined by the Project Team Leader. The certification applies to the development of Indicating/Recording Systems and Image Recording such as Curtiss-Wright’s Video Management Systems (VMS) and rugged touchscreen LCD Displays.
"We are very proud to have received the UK MoD’s coveted DAOS certification for our industry-leading rugged video distribution system solutions," said Lynn Bamford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Defense Solutions division. "This important achievement underlines Curtiss-Wright’s commitment to optimal product design to ensure the highest standards of performance and user safety. The DAOS award represents the continued growth of our capabilities and will help to expand our already strong business in the UK."
About Curtiss-Wright’s VMS
Curtiss-Wright’s rugged Video Management Systems (VMS) provide comprehensive video conversion and distribution solutions to simplify the routing of multiple video and VGA signals on rotor and fixed-wing surveillance aircraft and tactical ground vehicles. Typically, a video distribution system is used in applications where multiple video inputs (for example, from a multi-sensor gyrostabilized camera system) and additional signals from moving maps, mission computers, video recorders, and up/down links need to be routed to multiple displays in the aircraft. Curtiss-Wright’s COTS-based VMS units offer aircraft and ground vehicle integrators and installers a modern solution to traditional complex installations and simplified cabling which delivers cost and weight saving. When used with other Curtiss-Wright products in a full VMS these video routing and switching system offer the user one of the most advanced and effective mission systems available in the airborne surveillance and tactical ground vehicle market today.
About Curtiss-Wright Corporation
Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) is a global innovative company that delivers highly engineered, critical function products and services to the commercial, industrial, defense and energy markets. Building on the heritage of Glenn Curtiss and the Wright brothers, Curtiss-Wright has a long tradition of providing reliable solutions through trusted customer relationships. The company employs approximately 9,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit www.curtisswright.com.
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