Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division today announced that, for the fourth year in a row, it was recognised by Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) for outstanding supplier quality performance.

Raytheon IDS awarded one Defense Solutions facility with its 5-Star Supplier Award for their performance during the 2016 calendar year, the highest level of recognition an IDS business supplier can achieve for excellence in quality and performance. A second Defense Solutions facility was recognised with a 4-Star Supplier Award.

Curtiss-Wright was specifically recognised for its ability to maintain 100% on-time delivery, 100% quality assurance and sustainable continuous improvement processes. The 5-Star Supplier Award was earned by 24 of Raytheon’s thousands of suppliers and is based on impeccable quality and delivery performance and a solid partnership in support of the warfighter.

"Curtiss-Wright is extremely proud to be able to say, for the fourth year in a row, that we have been recognised by Raytheon, one of our most respected strategic industry partners, with their prestigious 5-Star Supplier Award, and we sincerely thank them for this honour," said Lynn Bamford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Defense Solutions division.

"To meet Raytheon IDS’s high standards for supplier excellence is an awesome achievement in any year, and for us to have accomplished this level of recognition for three straight years in a row, and at multiple facilities this year, truly spotlights the tremendous focus our quality and operations teams place on customer satisfaction.

"It also clearly demonstrates our commitment to delivering the highest quality, on-time, with an ongoing dedication to continuous improvement."

The Curtiss-Wright Defense Solution facility recognised by Raytheon with their 5-Star Supplier Award for 2016 is the Dayton, Ohio facility, which manufactures Curtiss-Wright’s commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) Data Solutions products.

The Kanata, Ontario, Canada facility manufactures COTS modules, including single board computers, networking and graphics cards, and was recognised with the 4-Star Supplier Award.