Curtiss-Wright Controls received a $9 million contract from Thales U.K. to supply Boeing with the Tactical Data Unit and Data Transfer Unit for use in the Avionics Suite supplied for the U.K. Ministry of Defence (MoD) Project Julius Chinook Upgrade. The initial contract began in late 2009 and runs through 2013.
The Curtiss-Wright hardware includes a fully ruggedized processing engine and high integrity 3-D OpenGL graphics system that will host Mission Planning and Moving Map software from Thales within a secure computing environment.
Curtiss-Wright’s Specialist Electronics Services business operation is developing and manufacturing the Tactical Data Unit and Data Transfer Unit at its Camberley, U.K., facility. The products are delivered to Thales U.K.’s Crawley facility, and then installed on the U.K. MoD’s fleet of Chinook helicopters.