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Edwards AFB Signs Curtiss-Wright for Help on HSDAS Program

Curtiss-Wright has been awarded a five-year, IDIQ contract by Edwards AFB for instrumentation technology in support of high-speed data acquisition applications.

Curtiss-Wright Corp. has been awarded a five-year, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract by Edwards Air Force Base (AFB)—Air Force Test Center (AFTC) to provide instrumentation technology for the High-Speed Data Acquisition System (HSDAS) program. By means of the contract, which is valued at $86 million, Curtiss-Wright will provide Edwards AFB with data acquisition systems, network switches, recorders, telemetry systems, and ground station systems. The sole-source contract includes equipment, enhancements and upgrades as needed, repair services, field services, and technical support for the HSDAS equipment.

Compact hardware solutions such as this data acquisition unit (DAU) will be the type of hardware suppled to Edwards AFB as part of a five-year IDIQ contract. This DAU can condition and encode analog and digital data from a wide range of sources, such as sensors, transducers, and data buses. (Photo courtesy of Curtiss-Wright Corp.)

“We are pleased to have been selected by Edwards Air Force Base to provide our aerospace instrumentation technology for use on the Air Force Test Center’s High Speed Data Acquisition System,” said David C. Adams, Chairman and CEO of Curtiss-Wright Corp. “This contract reflects the largest award received by our Teletronics Technology Corporation (TTC) acquisition since joining Curtiss-Wright in early 2017, and is a strong example of our long-standing relationships and continued support of critical U.S. flight test center platforms. Further, it reinforces our commitment to providing the most advanced and reliable integrated high speed flight test instrumentation systems.”

The work will be performed at Curtiss-Wright’s TTC facility in Newtown, Pa. This is a business unit of Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division. Engineering and manufacturing for the contract has already begun and will continue through 2022, with shipments of equipment being made to Edwards AFB in California. A previous Curtiss-Wright IDIQ contract on the HSDAS program was valued at $73 million, of which more than $71 million was exercised.

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