Curtiss-Wright Controls, today extended its congratulations to Northrop Grumman on its recent successful historic test flight of the MQ-4C Triton. The Triton unmanned aircraft system (UAS) is a maritime surveillance aircraft being developed for the U.S. Navy under the Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) program.
Curtiss-Wright is a valued partner with Northrop Grumman, and provides two critical onboard flight subsystems used on the Triton. Curtiss-Wright supplies the Integrated Mission Management Computer (IMMC) that controls the aircraft’s flight, and the Advanced Mission Management System (AMMS) that communicates with the onboard sensors, and relays information to the ground station.
Triton will provide the U.S. Navy with a persistent maritime intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance system to protect the fleet, and to provide the capability to detect, track, classify, and identify maritime and littoral targets.
"For over fifteen years, Curtiss-Wright has had the privilege of partnering with Northrop Grumman to provide advanced computer subsystems that serve on its history-making UAS,” said Tom Quinly, president of Curtiss-Wright Controls. "We are especially proud to continue this legacy as a valued partner, supporting the exciting new MQ-4C Triton. We congratulate Northrop Grumman on the outstanding success of this important new maritime surveillance aircraft’s initial flight.”
Source: Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc.
Date: Aug 15, 2013