Curtiss-Wright Corporation [CW] recently announced that it has been selected by SELEX Galileo to supply rugged embedded digital signal processor modules for use on Saab’s new Gripen fighter aircraft. The contract, due to expire in 2014, is valued at $15 million, and has an estimated potential additional value of $10 million over the lifetime of the program, according to a company statement.
“Curtiss-Wright is proud to have been selected to provide our digital signal processor technology for use on the next generation Gripen aircraft,” said Martin Benante, chairman and CEO of Curtiss-Wright Corporation. “This award further demonstrates the value of our advanced technologies on a global basis.”
The company added that its digital signal processor modules will provide the radar processing for the Gripen’s fire control radar system. The company’s Motion Control segment will develop the digital signal processor modules at its Ashburn, Va., facility.