Next Generation UAS Features Two Curtiss-Wright Subsystems for Systems Management Processing
ASHBURN, Va. - September 18, 2014 – Curtiss-Wright Corporation’s (NYSE: CW) Defense Solutions division today extends its congratulations to Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) on the historic flight of the MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system, built for the U.S. Navy. It flew from a facility in Palmdale, Calif., to Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., where it will start the next phase of testing.
Curtiss-Wright is a valued partner on Northrop Grumman’s Triton program, and provides two critical onboard subsystems. Curtiss-Wright supplies the Integrated Mission Management Computer (IMMC) that controls the aircraft’s flight and the Advanced Mission Management System (AMMS) that communicates with onboard sensors and relays information to the ground station.
Triton will be the U.S. Navy’s newest persistent maritime intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance system, which will protect the fleet and provide the capability to detect, track, classify, and identify maritime and littoral targets.
"For over fifteen years, Curtiss-Wright has had the privilege of working with Northrop Grumman to provide advanced computer subsystems that serve on its history-making unmanned systems,” said Lynn Bamford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Defense Solutions. "We congratulate Northrop Grumman on the outstanding success of the aircraft’s flight across the country and we look forward to continuing our partnership in support of the MQ-4C Triton.”
The Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions division develops and manufactures the IMMC and AMMS units for Triton at its facility in Santa Clarita, Calif.
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