Curtiss-Wright wins $10 million defense contract

Curtiss-Wright Corporation, through VISTA Controls, a division of its Motion Control business, has been awarded a contract in excess of $10 million by the US Army.

Curtiss-Wright Corporation, through VISTA Controls, a division of its Motion Control business segment, has been awarded a contract in excess of $10 million by the US Army. The contract is for various spare parts in support of the US Army’s Bradley Fighting Vehicle program.

The Bradley, the US Army’s principal light infantry vehicle, is fully armored, fully tracked and is said to be capable of defeating any other vehicle on the battlefield. Its offensive weapons include the 25mm ‘bushmaster’ chain gun, a 7.62mm machine gun and TOW anti-tank missile system.

The VISTA Controls contract calls for delivery of various quantities of electronic subsystems including Systems Control Boxes, Commander’s Sight Control Panel and Gunner’s Sight Control Panel. These systems are part of the fire control and command control sub-systems of the vehicle. Also included are boxes used for power control and distribution on the turret and hull of the Bradley.

All of the subsystems will be manufactured at VISTA Controls’ Littleton, MA facility, which specialises in the design and manufacture, or remanufacture, of electronic components and systems that require improved performance or technology upgrades. Delivery will start in 2003 and will be completed in 2004.