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Curtiss-Wright Awarded Contract for Future Combat System

Initial Contract for Common Servo Motor Controller

ROSELAND, N.J., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) announced today that it has been awarded a contract from General Dynamics Land Systems. Curtiss-Wright will be the prime contractor and will share the work equally with teaming partner MOOG Inc. to provide the Servo Motor Controllers (SMC) for the Future Combat System (FCS) Manned Ground Vehicles (MGV).

"Curtiss-Wright is pleased to have been selected by General Dynamics on this new and prestigious program," said Curtiss-Wright Chairman and CEO Martin R. Benante. "The Future Combat System will play a major role in transforming the U.S. Army for decades to come."

The SMC is a product line of modular motor drive and control units for the FCS Manned Ground Vehicles. The SMC product line consists of five variations and controls a wide variety of motors common across eight vehicle variants of the MGV.

The Curtiss-Wright/Moog team will design and manufacture the SMC's over two program phases from FY 2006 through FY 2010. If the Army goes into full FCS production, then additional SMC production quantities could potentially be required through 2021.

The design, development and manufacturing of these products will take place at Curtiss-Wright's Motion Control segment, Embedded Computing facility located in Santa Clarita, California and Moog's facility located in East Aurora, New York.

About Curtiss-Wright

Curtiss-Wright Corporation is a diversified company headquartered in Roseland, New Jersey. The Company designs, manufactures and overhauls products for motion control and flow control applications, and provides of metal treatment services. The firm employs approximately 6,000 people worldwide.

About Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc.

Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Curtiss-Wright Controls is the motion control segment of Curtiss-Wright Corporation. With manufacturing facilities around the world, Curtiss-Wright Controls is a leading technology- based organization providing niche motion control products, subsystems and services internationally for the aerospace and defense markets.

Forward-looking statements in this release are made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. This release contains forward-looking statements regarding the continued relationship with an existing customer and the ability to continue to meet customer expectations over a long-term agreement. Such forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: a reduction in anticipated orders; an economic downturn; changes in competitive marketplace and/or customer requirements; a change in government spending; an inability to perform customer contracts at anticipated cost levels; and other factors that generally affect the business of aerospace, defense contracting, marine, electronics and industrial companies. Please refer to the Company's current SEC filings under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, for further information.

SOURCE Curtiss-Wright Corporation

 

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