Curtiss-Wright’s EMS Division today announced that it has received an option award to its existing Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) contract for the manufacture of its Aircraft Ship Integrated Securing & Traversing (ASIST) System, and related Track components and Spares, to support the Canadian Joint Support Ship (JSS) program. The multi-million dollar option award covers the supply of equipment for the first ship.

“We are very pleased to continue our support of the Royal Canadian Navy JSS program,” said Greg Hempfling, Senior Vice President and General Manger, EMS Division.  “Supply of the ASIST system to this Program continues Canada’s selection of Indal’s Aircraft Handing Systems for its naval ships and demonstrates our engineering expertise in providing advanced performance, reliable equipment designs and increased operational efficiency to the naval defense industry.”

Indal, a business unit of the EMS Division of Curtiss-Wright and based in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, will perform the work for this contract, with delivery scheduled for late 2021.

ASIST is a helicopter handling system that fully integrates all of the functions required to safely operate and stow large ship-borne helicopters. In addition to enabling safe launch and recovery, ASIST facilitates the securing and maneuvering of helicopters, particularly in adverse weather and sea conditions up to sea state 6. Curtiss-Wright has delivered more than 200 of its integrated Aircraft Handling Systems to navies around the world.

About Curtiss-Wright Corporation

Curtiss-Wright Corporation is a global innovative company that delivers highly engineered, critical function products and services to the commercial, industrial, defense and energy markets.  Building on the heritage of Glenn Curtiss and the Wright brothers, Curtiss-Wright has a long tradition of providing reliable solutions through trusted customer relationships. The company employs approximately 9,000 people worldwide.

About Indal

With over 50 years’ experience, Indal, a business unit of Curtiss-Wright’s EMS Division, is a world leader in the design and development of ship-borne helicopter handling systems, undersea sensor handling systems and other sophisticated systems for international navies.  The company combines a high level of engineering and manufacturing capability with expertise in the management of large and complex defense programs to provide unique solutions and deliver a high degree of value to its customers.  Its industry leading manufacturing practices, adherence to ISO quality system requirements, program management and control systems ensure product excellence.