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Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions Adds Tactical Communications Group

April 03, 2019 | BY: John Wranovics

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Leading Supplier of Tactical Data Link Software for Aerospace & Defense Customers

ASHBURN, Va. – April 3, 2019 -- Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division, a trusted leading supplier of aerospace instrumentation solutions, announced that it has added Tactical Communications Group (TCG), LLC, a leading global provider of tactical data link (TDL) software and hardware solutions to military operating and training units, government testing organizations, and prime defense contractors. TCG’s proven commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) TDL software solutions minimize the time and effort required to build, integrate, test, train and deploy effective and affordable military communications systems. Curtiss-Wright Corporation announced the acquisition of TCG on March 18, 2019. The acquisition strengthens the Defense Solutions division’s technology offering, enabling it to expand into the complementary TDL training and testing market and apply TCG’s communications expertise across its entire catalog of embedded hardware solutions.

Curtiss-Wright’s Flight Test Instrumentation (FTI) customers are expected to benefit from the addition of TCG’s TDL communications software into Curtiss-Wright’s industry leading data acquisition hardware products.  Additional market growth is expected to result from the combination of TCG’s and Curtiss-Wright’s worldwide military customer base, increasing opportunities to provide TDL and FTI solutions with higher levels of integration, all from a single supplier. The acquisition will also provide an opportunity to broaden Curtiss-Wright’s Aerospace Instrumentation product offerings by expanding the application of its FTI solutions beyond test programs into operational bases.

"We are very excited to welcome Tactical Communications Group to Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions,” said Lynn Bamford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Defense Solutions division. “TCG’s unique position as a leading supplier of software for the test, simulation and operational training of Tactical Data Links adds world-class data analytics and visualization capabilities to Curtiss-Wright’s Aerospace Instrumentation product offerings. Further, the combination of our complementary U.S. military customer base is expected to provide excellent growth opportunities for our existing Flight Test technologies and TCG’s software applications.”

About Tactical Communications Group

TCG’s software solutions provide a complete ecosystem for enhancing the value of deployed data link systems. These solutions allow platform integrators to validate their links, provide more valuable data services on their networks, and utilize comprehensive analytics, simulation, scripting, and visualization of the network data to drive effective training and situational awareness solutions.

Founded in 2001, TCG is a recognized leader in tactical data link software solutions for military communications systems around the world. Their products help to secure and exchange wireless communications, including voice, imagery, text, and command and control messages, between various platforms such as ships, aircraft, weapons, and ground vehicles, and by dismounted soldiers. TCG has broad exposure on high-performance military aircraft and at major defense flight test centers. Key products include LinkPRO® tactical data link processing software, ) for realistic TDL training, and HUNTR(patent pending) for seamless multi-link integration and translation. TCG is headquartered in Tewksbury, MA, and has approximately 50 employees.

About the Curtiss-Wright Aerospace Instrumentation business unit

In 2017, Curtiss-Wright integrated its Dublin business unit (Ireland) with the Teletronics Technology Corporation business unit (based in Newtown, Pennsylvania), to form the Industry’s broadest and most experienced single source for customers of commercial and defense aerospace instrumentation system solutions. Curtiss-Wright now supports more aerospace flight test customers, platforms, and programs than any other competitor around the world. What’s more, with its increased resources and global reach, the Company is able to significantly expand the availability of its unmatched quality and customer support, while bringing even larger system-level solutions to market.

For more information about Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division, please visit www.curtisswrightds.com.

About Curtiss-Wright Corporation

Curtiss-Wright Corporation 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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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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