About Defense Solutions

Meeting the Rapidly Evolving Requirements of Today's Aerospace and Defense, Applications with Highly Engineered Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) Solutions

Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions, a business segment of Curtiss-Wright, is an industry-leading supplier of rugged, highly engineered module and system-level products designed for deployment in the harsh environments typical of aerospace and defense applications. We are recognized around the world as one of the most innovative designers and manufacturers of rugged solutions, built from the ground up to deliver optimal, reliable performance at sea, on the ground, in the air, or in space. Our expansive range of industry-leading products includes Boards & Subsystems, Flight Test & Avionics, Aiming & Stabilization, Shipboard Helicopter Handling, and Instrumentation & Control systems.

Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions segment, together with the Company’s Commercial/Industrial and Power segments, comprises an integrated and market-facing global diversified industrial company that combines a wide range of product lines, technologies, and expertise. We are proud to maintain and further a tradition of technology advancement that honors the legacy of the Company’s founders, the Wright brothers and Glenn Curtiss. We strive to continue this heritage of innovation by leading the way in developing and bringing to market next-generation solutions that address the rapidly evolving requirements of emerging aerospace and defense applications.

We have been long recognized as a leading provider of open architecture Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS)-based embedded computing solutions that deliver today’s highest performance semiconductor technology to deployed systems around the world. Our standards-based processing and networking modules and systems deliver real-time data to support critical airborne, ground, naval and spaceflight missions. Curtiss-Wright takes an active industry role in the establishment of those resources, standards, and services needed to ensure that our customers have access to the long lifecycle support demanded by aerospace and defense programs. We also offer unmatched, comprehensive approaches for mitigating obsolescence, blocking the use of counterfeit parts, and developing product roadmaps that ease the integration of next-generation technologies into legacy systems and new designs.

In the Air
Curtiss-Wright technology supports a myriad of the most demanding airborne platforms, both manned and unmanned. We provide the single board computers, signal processors, network switches, video management systems, data concentrators, and recorders used aboard many of today’s most important fixed-wing, rotor-wing, and unmanned aerial system (UAS) platforms. As an industry leader in the embedded computing market, our rugged modules and systems are designed to deliver optimal performance in applications constrained by size, weight, power and cost considerations. Whether enduring the intense heat of a desert tarmac or the sub-zero temperatures encountered during high-altitude flight, our products deliver optimal performance under harsh conditions.

On the Ground
Defense Solutions has established itself as an important supplier of critical capabilities required by modern ground defense platforms. From in-vehicle networking, mission computing, and fire control processors, to complete turret aiming & stabilization and ammunition handling systems, Curtiss-Wright provides highly rugged, reliable systems and components needed to ensure the technical edge in today’s battlefield.

At Sea
As much at home at sea as in the air or on land, Defense Solutions supports a wide array of ship building programs. Curtiss-Wright is proud to have significant content on every U.S. Navy submarine and aircraft carrier. Our technology provides pumping, power and propulsion for the most advanced submarines and aircraft carriers. Our shipboard helicopter handling and storage systems enable the deployment of rotor-wing platforms in the harshest sea conditions. We also provide instrumentation & control systems and auxiliary systems for naval platforms.

In Space
Defense Solutions is also a leader in bringing the cost-savings and speed-of-deployment benefits resulting from the use of COTS technologies into the next frontier – Space. With a wide range of solutions, including development flight instrumentation (DFI) and operational flight instrumentation (OFI), Curtiss-Wright has a growing presence on launchers, re-entry vehicles and low Earth orbit (LEO) platforms.

A Global Partner
With design and manufacturing facilities located across North America and Europe, and with sales and support teams located around the world, Defense Solutions is uniquely positioned as a global technology supplier able to satisfy the most demanding electronics packaging and systems design challenges.