Curtiss-Wright to emphasize military avionics with new Defense Solutions business unit

CHARLOTTE, N.C., 10 Jan. 2012. Executives of aerospace and defense electronics expert Curtiss-Wright Controls Inc. in Charlotte, N.C., are combining their company's Embedded Computing and Electronic Systems business units to enhance the company's focus on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) modules and systems integration for military and aerospace applications, company officials announced Monday. The combined business unit is called Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions (CWCDS), and will make its headquarters in Ashburn, Va.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., 10 Jan. 2012. Executives of aerospace and defense electronics expert Curtiss-Wright Controls Inc. in Charlotte, N.C., are combining their company's Embedded Computing and Electronic Systems business units to enhance the company's focus on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) modules and systems integration for military and aerospace applications, company officials announced Monday. The combined business unit is called Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions (CWCDS), and will make its headquarters in Ashburn, Va.

Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions will emphasize open-standards-based rugged computing, subsystem development, and system integration for aerospace and defense applications, company officials say. The new division combines the company's subsystem development and COTS modules expertise.

The new division will provide a unified business operation with increased efficiencies and complementary resources to meet requirements of military initiatives such as the U.S. Army VICTORY, U.S. Navy FACE, and the DOD MOSA programs, which are focusing on increasing the procurement of open-standards based high Technology Readiness Level (TRL) hardware to reduce costs and increase interoperability for rugged subsystems deployed in harsh combat environments, Curtiss-Wright officials point out.

The integration of Embedded Computing and Electronic Systems into one organization unifies the company’s products, and enhances the company's ability to supply major aerospace and defense systems integrators who develop large systems using COTS modules, TRL-based hardware, advanced cooling, secure computing, and related technologies, officials say.

Not only will unifying the Curtiss-Wright embedded computing and electronic systems segments help the company deliver cost efficiencies, but also will help the company improve communication and provide one face for sales and support.

For more information contact www.cwdefense.com.

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