Boeing names suppliers for weapons bay door on Navy P-8

ROSELAND, N.J., 26 Oct. 2005. Curtiss-Wright Corp. announced today that, teamed with Parker Hannifin Controls System Division (CSD), they have been selected by The Boeing Company to provide the Weapons Bay Door Drive System for the P-8A Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft (MMA) program.

Oct 26th, 2005

ROSELAND, N.J., 26 Oct. 2005. Curtiss-Wright Corp. announced today that, teamed with Parker Hannifin Controls System Division (CSD), they have been selected by The Boeing Company to provide the Weapons Bay Door Drive System for the P-8A Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft (MMA) program.

The Weapons Bay Door Drive System opens and closes large doors installed on the bottom of the aircraft, allowing the deployment of weapons or surveillance devices during flight. Curtiss-Wright will provide the rotary actuators, angle gearboxes, torque shafts and the electronic control unit. Parker Aerospace will provide the power drive unit, up-lock mechanisms and system integration.

A derivative of the Boeing Next-Generation 737-800, the P-8A MMA is being developed for the U.S. Navy.

The Navy plans to purchase 108 P-8As to replace its fleet of P-3C aircraft. The P-8A is a long-range surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft, capable of broad-area, maritime and littoral operations, anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare and intelligence.

The Curtiss-Wright components for the system will be designed and produced in Gastonia and Shelby, N.C. and Irwindale, Calif. Initial hardware deliveries will begin in mid-2007. The first aircraft is expected to be delivered for flight test in 2009 and initial operational capability is scheduled for 2013.

"The Curtiss-Wright and Parker team provides Boeing the best technology and value solution by joining together two of the most respected and experienced suppliers in the industry. We look forward to working with Parker and Boeing on this new and exciting program," said Martin R. Benante, chairman and CEO of Curtiss-Wright.

Curtiss-Wright Corp. is a diversified company headquartered in Roseland, N.J. The company designs, manufactures and overhauls products for motion control and flow control applications, and provides of metal treatment services. The firm employs approximately 5,900 people worldwide. For more information, see www.curtisswright.com.

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Curtiss-Wright Controls is the Motion Control segment of Curtiss-Wright Corp. 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. For more information, see www.cwcontrols.com.

Based in Irvine, Calif., California, Parker's Controls System Division (CSD) is an operating segment of Parker Hannifin Corp., and designs, manufactures, and services hydraulic, fuel, and pneumatic components, systems, and related electronic controls for aerospace and other high-technology markets. Parker Hannifin is a leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of commercial, mobile, industrial, and aerospace markets. For more information, see www.parker.com.

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