In the continued pursuit of modernization, the United States Navy recently awarded the revered aviation firm Curtiss-Wright Corporation a $250-million contract to provide propulsion equipment for the service’s Virginia-class nuclear attack submarine, Columbia-class submarine, and Ford-class aircraft carrier programs.

This milestone is a groundbreaking development progress for the Navy and a remarkable feat for Curtiss-Wright’s expertise in engineering and manufacturing advanced technologies for naval defense—all in cooperation to bolster the country’s maritime capabilities.

Securing a $250-Million Contract for Naval Propulsion Equipment

Curtiss-Wright Corporation has secured a million-dollar contract alongside General Dynamics Electric Boat and Bechtel Plant Machinery. This recent agreement entails the delivery of crucial propulsion valves, control systems, pumps, and advanced instrumentation. This cutting-edge component aims to enhance the U.S. Navy’s vessels’ performance and reliability on the open seas.

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Ford-class aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) / Image source: DVIDS

Curtiss-Wright’s commitment to strengthening national security and supporting the U.S. Nuclear Navy is long-standing, dating back to its extensive involvement in various critical naval defense platforms. The company’s Chair and CEO, Lynn M. Bamford, expressed pride in being awarded these significant naval defense contracts, emphasizing their unwavering dedication to providing the most sophisticated and dependable technologies to the U.S. Navy.

“We look forward to delivering the most advanced, reliable and vital technologies and remain well-positioned to benefit from the continued expansion of our U.S. naval fleet,” Bamford said in a press release statement.

Supporting Other Critical Modernization Efforts

The firm’s impressive track record extends beyond the recent contract. In June, Curtiss-Wright received a notable order to supply flight test instrumentation equipment for the U.S. defense’s F-35 modernization program. This move further highlights their versatility in catering to different branches of the military and reaffirms their reputation as a trusted partner in defense projects.

Moreover, the U.S. Air Force’s Nellis Air Force Base recognized Curtiss-Wright’s capabilities, awarding them a $24-million contract for Flight Test Instrumentation (FTI) equipment. Such a contract showcases Curtiss-Wright’s prowess in providing high-quality, state-of-the-art instrumentation systems, which play a crucial role in evaluating and optimizing the performance of military aircraft.

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One of the most significant milestones for the company was the contract with the U.S. Marine Corps in March, wherein they were tasked with delivering a network platform for the service’s Wideband Satellite-Expeditionary (MCWS-X) program. This project aims to develop a cutting-edge, man-portable, multiband, high-frequency, multi-waveform satellite, ensuring enhanced communication capabilities and resilience for soldiers operating in the field. This revolutionary satellite system promises to transform modern battlefield dynamics by mitigating risks and bolstering lethality.