Curtiss-Wright awarded $287 million contract for US Air Force Test Center instrumentation


The US Air Force Test Center at Edwards Air Force Base in California, USA has awarded a ten-year, US287 million contract to Curtiss Wright for data acquisition and flight test instrumentations products and services.

The contract, which is initially for five years with a five-year follow-on option will see Curtis Wright provide its High Speed Data Acquisition System (HSDAS) aerospace instrumentation technology to support US Air Force flight test programs. Curtis Wright will supply its data acquisition, network, recording, gateway, RF and data analysis software products and services for Flight Test Instrumentation (FTI) as well as upgrades, servicing, repairs and technical support.

Lynn M. Bamford, chair and CEO of Curtiss-Wright said, “We are pleased to have been selected by Edwards Air Force Base to provide our aerospace instrumentation technology for use on the Air Force Test Center’s flight test programs.

“This is the largest award received by our Aerospace Instrumentation team and is a strong example of our long-standing relationships and continued support of critical US flight test center objectives.”

The indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract will primarily be fulfilled from the company’s Teletronics facility in Newtown Pennsylvania and by its IADS (Interactive Analysis and Display System) facility in Palmdale, California.

Curtiss-Wright already supplies FTI on the F-22, F-35, B-52, and several other programs. The latest HSDAS contract is a continuation of a recently completed five-year one that was valued at US$91 million.

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