AH-64 Apache

Curtiss-Wright Controls provides the threat warning system on the AH-64 Apache helicopter that alerts its crew when it is targeted by enemy radar. This four-blade, twin-engine attack rotorcraft  was developed by Hughes Helicopters for the U.S. Army’s Advanced Attack Helicopter program, replacing the AH-1 Cobra. The Apache’s two-person cockpit and fuel tanks are armored to maintain flight even after taking damage from 23 mm gunfire. 

 

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Integrated Systems

Curtiss-Wright Controls is one of the defense and aerospace market’s leading providers of highly engineered integrated systems. With decades of experience, comprehensive internal design and manufacturing resources and world wide support capabilities to ensure optimal performance over long life cycle program requirements, CWC is a single source partner for system development. Our system design offerings include Application Ready COTS systems, Turnkey COTS systems and Program Specific System Development. We take a leadership role in defining industry-wide standards and are renowned for our advanced thermal management and packaging expertise.

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Video Displays & Graphics

Curtiss-Wright Controls offers a wide range of highly integrated solutions for the display, processing, recording and archiving of video and graphics data for demanding law enforcement, defense and aerospace applications. Curtiss-Wright Controls Video and Graphics products include fully integrated HD video airborne Skyquest™ surveillance systems, rugged open standard graphics controller and frame grabber modules for embedded systems. Our Video and Graphics technologies include "sensor-to-display" solutions designed for applications ranging from  multi-layer radar and graphics display to rugged airborne video distribution and recording systems.

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Defense Electronics

Curtiss-Wright Controls brings the most advanced commercial technology to the warfighter as quickly as possible. Through close partnerships with the world’s leading suppliers, we are able to design rugged, high performance COTS-based electronics modules that deliver the highest levels of computational performance for system management and demanding C4ISR signal, image and radar processing applications. Our unmatched expertise in packaging and our leadership role in industry standards bodies ensures that CWC electronics solutions can satisfy the most rigorous processing requirements in challenging shock, vibration and extreme temperature environments. Our commitment to the long lifecycle of military programs is reflected in our industry-leading lifecycle management services that reduce risk and mitigate market obsolescence issues.

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Fans

Recognized as a leader in the design, development, prototyping, production and testing of fans for the aerospace, defense and commercial sectors of the industry, Curtiss-Wright Controls has manufactured high-quality, high-performance fans for more than half a century. From DC brushless fans, tube axial fans, vane axial fans, centrifugal fans and blowers, and mixed-flow fans, almost every fan that Curtiss-Wright Controls produces is custom-designed to meet the customer's specific requirements and application, usually to an OEM source control drawing.

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Data Communications

Curtiss-Wright Controls produces high-speed COTS data communications and I/O products with the flexibility to meet your program requirements. With such a broad range of operational requirements, highly optimized solutions are essential to ensuring data delivery in a timely manner for these mission-critical systems. We offer a wide range of highly inventive open-architecture communications and switching products to fit your specific needs. Our products are based on standards such as VMEbus, PMC, PCI, Fibre Channel and Serial FPDP.

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