U.S. Navy avionics experts needed a variety of airborne data recorders and other flight instrumentation for manned and unmanned aircraft. They found their solution from Teletronics, a Curtiss-Wright company in Newtown, Pa.
Officials of the Naval Air Systems Command at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Md., announced a $45 million five-year contract to Teletronics for new hardware and repair of airborne instrumentation data acquisition systems in the Naval Air Systems Command's Air Vehicle Modification and Instrumentation Department.
Hardware includes data acquisition units, solid-state recorders, high-speed sampling devices, signal conditioners, power supplies, and other items to form airborne instrumentation data acquisition systems for the Navy's F/A-18 and F-35 jet fighter bombers, P-8 maritime patrol jet, V-22 tiltrotor aircraft, C-130 utility aircraft, the MQ-4C unmanned maritime surveillance aircraft, MQ-8 unmanned helicopter, and other aircraft.
The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions Division in Ashburn, Va., acquired Teletronics Technology Corp. (TTC) for $233 million in December 2016 to boost the company's expertise in data acquisition and flight test instrumentation. Teletronics offers rugged airborne recorders for avionics instrumentation and flight test programs, including solid-state recorders; data transfer units; recorder control panels; pulse-code modulation (PCM) recorders; AIM-200X, MUX-300X, and MSSR-2010C Chapter 10 recorders; and network recorders.
The company's data acquisition systems and encoders include full-size and miniature PCM encoders; full-size and miniature wideband PCM encoders; high-speed PCM master controllers; CAIS remote temperature encoders; interleavers; deleavers; and other kinds of PCM encoders.
On this contract, Teletronics will do the work at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Md., and should be finished by November 2022.