Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) today announced that it has received an initial contract to supply elevation and hatch control electromechanical actuators for use on the U.S. Army Multi-Mission Launcher (MML) in support of the Indirect Fire Protection Capability (IFPC) program. Under the agreement, Curtiss-Wright will provide modified solutions based on its Exlar® electromechanical actuation technologies, as well as hatch actuation controls and engineering services. The actuation systems will be modified Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (M-COTS) solutions in-line with the Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center’s (AMRDEC) requirement for open system architecture. The estimated potential contract value over the life of the program is approximately $75 million.
“Curtiss-Wright has a proven record of developing and delivering state-of-the art solutions, providing advanced technology and high reliability to support the needs of our military customers,” said David C. Adams, Chairman and CEO of Curtiss-Wright Corporation. “Our ability to support AMRDEC’s rapid development and prototyping approach on the MML program, along with our unique product and service capabilities, is key to our success. We look forward to working with the U.S. Army on this important program.”
The MML is a next generation air defense launcher built on open system architecture and will have the capability to launch a variety of interceptors for comprehensive air defense against a variety of unmanned and cruise missile threats. AMRDEC is the lead developer on the MML program. The Curtiss-Wright Sensors & Controls division facility in Chanhassen, MN is performing the work under these contracts.