Curtiss-Wright Awarded Contract by Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land (RBSL) to Supply Aiming and Stabilization System for British Army Challenger 3 Main Battle Tanks

Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) today announced that it has been awarded a contract by Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land (RBSL) to provide its turret drive stabilization technology for use in the weapons system on the British Army’s Challenger 3 Main Battle Tank.

Under the contract, valued at approximately $25 million, Curtiss-Wright will supply RBSL with its cost-effective, scalable Turret Drive Servo System (TDSS) and other system components in support of the UK MOD’s tank upgrade program.

Curtiss-Wright’s selection on this significant ground vehicle upgrade program highlights RBSL’s trust in Curtiss-Wright’s turret drive stabilization technology and exemplifies our position as a leader in aiming and stabilization solutions to the global defense industry. Furthermore, our defense electronics technology brings new levels of stability, reliability and high-precision motion control to the ground vehicle market. We look forward to continuing our support of RBSL’s development of the Challenger 3 program.

Lynn M. Bamford, President and CEO of Curtiss-Wright Corporation

Curtiss-Wright’s TDSS aiming and stabilization system will provide the Challenger 3 with the ability to maintain target location accuracy and precise turret stabilization, even while moving at full speed. The TDSS uniquely enables system designers to upgrade and add stabilization functionality as mission requirements change, allowing system integrators to choose the right level of motion control and stability for the platform.

The turret motion system provided by Curtiss-Wright will be fundamental to the operation of the tank, and our two companies have worked closely together for several years to ensure Challenger 3 would benefit from this impressive capability. We are very pleased to achieve this latest milestone and look forward to commencing the next phase of our relationship through the demonstration, manufacture and through-life.

Dr Marco Noeding, RBSL Managing Director

Source: Curtiss-Wright news release

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