Thursday, March 4, 2010
Curtiss-Wright Controls Signs BAMS Contract
Curtiss-Wright Controls, based in Charlotte, N.C., signed a $25 million contract with Northrop Grumman to provide the Advanced Mission Management System (AMMS) for the Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Unmanned Aircraft System (BAMS UAS) program.
Northrop Grumman's RQ-4N, a maritime derivative of the RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle, will be the platform for the BAMS UAS suite of maritime surveillance sensors and communications systems. Curtiss-Wright will design, develop and manufacture BAMS UAS AMMS units at the company’s Motion Control facility in Santa Clarita, Calif. Hardware deliveries will start at the end of 2010 and continue through 2011.