Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division, a trusted leading supplier of rugged commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) embedded processing technology, has announced that it received a Supplier of the Year Award from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, tactical reconnaissance radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions.

The award, which recognises outstanding quality and delivery performance, was announced at GA-ASI’s annual Supplier Performance Awards on April 29, 2019. GA-ASI presents its Supplier of the Year Award to companies achieving 100% quality and on-time delivery performance for calendar year 2018.

Curtiss-Wright defence solutions division senior vice-president and general manager Lynn Bamford said: “We are exceptionally proud to receive special recognition as Supplier of the Year by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems.

“We believe that this highly coveted honour results from our ongoing commitment to provide GA-ASI with the highest level of support as we collaborate to provide them with our rugged COTS-based processing module technology and further our record of excellent on-time delivery and high quality.

GA-ASI president David R Alexander said: “GA-ASI’s success is based largely on our highly skilled and dependable supply chain.”

“Our suppliers are companies that are committed to sustaining GA-ASI and our line of life-saving, highly reliable RPA for customers throughout the world. We’d like to thank all our suppliers for their dedicated service and commitment to excellence.”

About GA-ASI

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is the leading designer and manufacturer of proven, reliable Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems, including the Predator® RPA series and the Lynx® Multi-mode Radar. With more than five million flight hours, GA-ASI provides long-endurance, mission-capable aircraft with integrated sensor and data link systems required to deliver persistent flight that enables situational awareness and rapid strike. The company also produces a variety of ground control stations and sensor control/image analysis software, offers pilot training and support services, and develops meta-material antennas.

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.