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Curtiss-Wright Expands Defense Solutions Division

May 21, 2014 | BY: John Wranovics

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Adds Avionics & Electronics, Peerless and INDAL businesses to roster of industry leading suppliers of highly engineered systems for aerospace & defense markets

ASHBURN, Va. - May 21, 2014 - Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) today announced that as part of its recent One Curtiss-Wright re-organization strategy, its Defense Solutions division, headquartered in Ashburn, Va. has been expanded to include the Company's Avionics & Electronics Group and Peerless Instrument and INDAL businesses. The new structure reflects the Company's new One Curtiss-Wright vision, announced in December 2013 by David C. Adams, President and CEO of Curtiss-Wright Corporation, which creates a more strategically aligned, market-facing organization.   Effective January 1, 2014, Curtiss-Wright is now comprised of Commercial/Industrial, Defense and Energy segments.

"The new structure of Defense Solutions provides the aerospace and defense markets with greater levels of integration and a far broader range of solutions for aviation, ground and naval customers," said Lynn Bamford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Defense Solutions division. "The Company's One Curtiss-Wright vision promises to take Curtiss-Wright to new heights while providing our customers with unmatched highly engineered subsystem solutions for a wide array of applications."

Avionics & Electronics

Avionics & Electronics provides system solutions that acquire, consolidate, analyze and record all sensor and avionics data on aircraft. The business invests heavily in research and development to ensure technology leadership to deliver high performance COTS and custom engineered products. Its core capabilities include certified design and development processes (DO-178 and DO-254) combined with mature quality processes (AS9100). It offers a wide range of product and services including airborne recording, aerospace controllers, air data computing, flight test instrumentation, aircraft ice, fire and hazard systems, and space data handling systems.

Peerless Instrument

For over 60 years, Peerless, located in Farmingdale, N.Y., has been a respected provider of embedded systems, ship systems and integration, valve controls, meters and associated services. In addition, Peerless offers innovative electronics design and manufacturing capabilities. The business excels in hardware and software design, manufacturing and test, and in program management.


With over 50 years experience, INDAL is a world leader in the design and development of ship-borne helicopter handling systems, cable handling systems, specialized structures and other sophisticated systems for the U.S. and international navies. The company combines a high level of engineering and manufacturing capability with expertise in the management of large and complex defense programs to provide unique solutions and deliver profound value for its customers

About Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions

With the addition of the three businesses, Curtiss-Wright's Defense segment is better positioned to address the rapidly evolving requirements of today's naval, aerospace and ground defense systems.

The division now provides solutions ranging from managing the flow of liquids on nuclear-powered submarines, to controlling the lift, flight and landing of aircraft, and stabilizing the weapons systems on armored vehicles.

  • Defense Solutions at Sea

Defense Solutions supports an array of ship building programs with pumping, power and propulsion technologies operating at the heart of submarines and aircraft carriers; instrumentation and control systems; auxiliary systems; and shipborne aircraft and helicopter landing systems. Curtiss-Wright has significant content on every U.S. Navy submarine and aircraft carrier.

  • Defense Solutions in the Air

We provide the actuators, sensors, pilot controls, data concentrators and recorders found aboard today's most important military fixed-wing, rotorcraft and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) platforms. Within the growing field of defense electronics, Curtiss-Wright is the industry leader in the embedded computing market. Our rugged modules and systems are designed to deliver optimal performance in applications constrained by size, weight, power and cost considerations. Curtiss-Wright's open architecture Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) based rugged embedded computing solutions process data in real time to support mission-critical functions in the air, at sea and on the ground.

  • Defense Solutions on the Ground

Curtiss-Wright has emerged as an important resource providing critical capabilities for modern ground defense platforms. From in-vehicle networking, mission computing and fire control processors, to complete turret drive stabilization and ammunition handling systems, Curtiss-Wright provides the critical systems and components needed to ensure the technical edge in today's battlefield.


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 10,000 people worldwide.  For more information, visit


Author’s Biography

John Wranovics

Director of Public Relations

John Wranovics has over thirty years experience in the management of media relations and the promotion of high technology products. He has been with Curtiss-Wright since 2003. He has a degree in English Literature from the University of California, Berkeley.

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