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April 3rd, 2019

Curtiss-Wright Procures Tactical Communications Group

Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division has added Tactical Communications Group (TCG), LLC, a global provider of tactical data link (TDL) software and hardware solutions to military operating and training units, government testing organizations and prime defense contractors.

TCG’s proven Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) TDL software solutions minimize the time and effort required to build, integrate, test, train and deploy effective and affordable military communications systems. Curtiss-Wright Corporation announced the acquisition of TCG on March 18, 2019. The acquisition strengthens the Defense Solutions division’s technology offering, enabling it to expand into the complementary TDL training and testing market and apply TCG’s communications expertise across its entire catalog of embedded hardware solutions. 

Curtiss-Wright’s Flight Test Instrumentation (FTI) customers are expected to benefit from the addition of TCG’s TDL communications software into Curtiss-Wright’s industry leading data acquisition hardware products.  Additional market growth is expected to result from the combination of TCG’s and Curtiss-Wright’s worldwide military customer base, increasing opportunities to provide TDL and FTI solutions with higher levels of integration, all from a single supplier. The acquisition will also provide an opportunity to broaden Curtiss-Wright’s Aerospace Instrumentation product offerings by expanding the application of its FTI solutions beyond test programs into operational bases. 

Lynn Bamford, SVP and GM, Defense Solutions division, reported that TCG’s unique position as a leading supplier of software for the test, simulation and operational training of Tactical Data Links adds world-class data analytics and visualization capabilities to Curtiss-Wright’s Aerospace Instrumentation product offerings. Further, the combination of Curtiss-Wright's complementary U.S. military customer base is expected to provide excellent growth opportunities for the company's existing Flight Test technologies and TCG’s software applications.