Curtiss-Wright Corporation announced that it has been awarded a contract to support the new Enduring Shield platform from Dynetics, a Leidos company, to meet the U.S. Army’s cruise missile defense needs. Under the contract, Curtiss-Wright will design and build electromechanical actuators for the first 16 Dynetics launcher platforms, with an option for 400 additional launchers with associated interceptors. The U.S. Army Program Executive Office Missiles and Space awarded Dynetics the contract for the Indirect Fires Protection Capability (IFPC) program to produce its mobile ground-based weapon system. The system is designed to acquire, track, engage and defeat cruise missiles, rockets and unmanned aircraft system threats.
“Curtiss-Wright has a long history of supporting the U.S. Army’s ground defense systems through their products. We know they’ll be a valuable part of our team, and we look forward to working with them on our Enduring Shield launchers,” said Leidos’ Dynetics Group President Steve Cook.
“Curtiss-Wright is very proud to have been chosen by Dynetics to provide our elevation and stabilization actuators in support of this critical U.S. Army missile defense system. Our collaboration with the U.S. Army to develop actuation technologies reflects Curtiss-Wright’s long-standing commitments and on-going support of the U.S. Army’s most critical ground defense platforms,” said Lynn M. Bamford, Chair and CEO of Curtiss-Wright Corporation.
The actuators, produced at Curtiss-Wright’s Chanhassen, Minn. facility, incorporate the company’s Exlar® roller screw and motor technologies meeting rigorous environmental and performance criteria required by the U.S. Army. The technology has wide applications across the defense, commercial aerospace and industrial markets. Exlar® electric actuators deliver a broad range of capabilities, power and performance in both linear and rotary configurations. Select from the company extensive range of products to find a robust, reliable, and cost-effective solution for nearly any motion application.
Dynetics is an American applied science and information technology company headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama. Its primary customers are the United States Department of Defense (DoD), the United States Intelligence Community, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Dynetics divides its services and products into the following categories: intelligence, missiles, aviation, cyber, automotive, and space.
Curtiss-Wright Corporation is a global integrated business that provides highly engineered products, solutions and services mainly to Aerospace & Defense markets, as well as critical technologies in demanding Commercial Power, Process and Industrial markets. We leverage a workforce of 8,000 highly skilled employees who develop, design and build what we believe are the best engineered solutions to the markets we serve.