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Curtiss-Wright awarded contract by Northrop Grumman

Feb. 27, 2014, Anaheim, Ca. - Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that its Defense Solutions division has received a contract from Northrop Grumman Corporation to supply the Air Data Computer for the company’s LCR-300A Attitude Heading Reference System.

February 27, 2014
By Carey Fredericks

The first platform expected to implement this advanced air data and navigation system is the AgustaWestland AW609 TiltRotor aircraft. Under the agreement, Curtiss-Wright will provide Northrop Grumman with its new Air Data Computer Module (ADCM) product and anticipates cumulative sales of several million dollars over the lifetime of the LCR-300A. ADCM shipments are scheduled to begin in the first half of 2014.
“We are pleased to have been selected by Northrop Grumman to provide our highly accurate next generation air data computer to support the new inertial navigation system on the AW609 TiltRotor aircraft,” said Lynn Bamford, Sr. VP/GM, Defense Solutions division. “Our new ADCM digital air data product provides an unprecedented combination of accuracy and reduced cost of ownership, and we are excited that Northrop Grumman is to be our first customer for this lightweight innovative module.”
Northrop Grumman’s LCR-300A Attitude Heading Reference System provides critical flight control and navigation data to help the aircraft achieve required availability, precision and the highest levels of integrity.  Curtiss-Wright’s flight critical ADCM digital air data computer module, embedded in the LCR-300A, will provide the navigation system with precise altitude and air speed data.

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