F-35 Lightning II

The world’s newest fighter aircraft, the F-35 Lightning II, also known as the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), is the U.S. Department of Defense’s next-generation strike aircraft. Curtiss-Wright Controls, a long time provider of proven components for the F-35’s predecessors, supplies a wide array of products for this advanced aircraft. Developed for American forces and American allies, the F-35 features an advanced airframe, autonomic logistics, propulsion systems, avionics, stealth and firepower. This affordable and capable aircraft has been adopted by numerous nations around the world. 


How We Serve This Platform

Data Recorders

Curtiss-Wright Controls is a leading supplier of high-performance data recording, playback and storage solutions. Our extensive product range includes crash recorders, open recorders, targeted recorders, video recorders and storage solution. Whether the application comprises frequent small packets of data or continuous data acquisition from multiple channels, on land, in the air, or in space, we are able to meet virtually any data recorder requirement.

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Secondary Flight Controls

Curtiss-Wright Controls is a leading designer and manufacturer of high lift flight control actuation components and systems.  Everyday, thousands of our actuators are in the air demonstrating rugged, dependable service.  Leading Edge, Trailing Edge, Rotary, Linear, Hydraulically, or Electrically powered, we have experience and capability in flight control systems that are second to none.

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Utility, Door and Ordinance Actuation

Aircraft Door Actuation is a long standing core competency of Curtiss-Wright Controls.  Our pedigree includes systems on the Space Shuttle, C5, F-111, B757, B767, B777, B747, B787, F-22, and P8-A.  Our experience encompasses hydraulic and electric power and extensive trade study analysis between the two.  We can provide individual components or entire actuation systems including lifting, latching, venting, and damping requirements.

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Position Sensors

A position sensors is an electromechanical sensors that offer position feedback. The Linear sensors are measured in length of ranges from .2” to 196” (5mm to 5,000mm) while the Rotary sensors measurement angles from 10° to 360°. These position sensors, Linear Variable Differential Transformers (LVDT’S) or Rotary Position Sensors (RVDT’s) utilize proven technology such as inductance, potentiometric, eddy current and hall effect to measure length or angular rotation, accurately and reliably for your position measurement needs.

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A Solenoid is an electromagnetic device or driver that typically produces a uniform magnetic field that is utilized in multiple configurations and applications.  The most commonly application using solenoid technology would be a hydraulic or pneumatic valve that can be configured in multiple options such as a 2-way, 3-way, latching, pusher or puller type valves. Most solenoids may be configured with multiple coil options for redundancy as well as integrating diodes for various levels of protection.  

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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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Weapons Hoisting and Handling

Curtiss-Wright Controls produces aircraft and ground support equipment-based ordnance handling systems, including hoists, controllers, control handles, latches, locks and snubbers. Our unique and advanced technology solutions on the JUCAS and F-35 ordnance handling systems make us the most experienced and premiere leader in safe expedition ordnance handling systems. Curtiss-Wright Controls’ product designs are keenly attune to the unique requirements of ordnance systems and are the industry’s best-in-class solutions.

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