Curtiss-Wright Awarded Contract from Lockheed Martin

PARSIPPANY, N.J.

Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that it has received a contract from Lockheed Martin to provide the turret drive servo system for use in the United Kingdom’s new Scout reconnaissance vehicle. Curtiss-Wright’s turret drive servo system provides weapon stabilization for tracked combat vehicles.

« Curtiss-Wright is a leader in the design and development of rugged drive systems for military vehicles, » said Martin R. Benante, Chairman and CEO of Curtiss-Wright Corporation. « We are proud to participate in this important new program for the U.K.’s Ministry of Defence. »

Curtiss-Wright will design, develop and manufacture the turret drive servo system at the company’s Motion Control facility in Neuhausen, Switzerland. The contract, which is for the demonstration phase of the program with an option for production deliveries, continues through December 2013.

The Scout vehicle is a new medium-weight armored reconnaissance ground vehicle designed for deployment on rapid intervention, enduring peacekeeping and peace enforcement operations and for support to high intensity, major combat operations. Lockheed Martin U.K. has been awarded the contract from General Dynamics U.K. to deliver the turret for the Scout reconnaissance vehicle, which will replace the British Army’s Scimitar vehicle.

Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, Curtiss-Wright Controls is the Motion Control segment of Curtiss-Wright Corporation. With manufacturing facilities around the world, Curtiss-Wright Controls is a leading technology-based organization providing niche motion control products, subsystems and services internationally for the aerospace and defense markets.

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