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Curtiss-Wright Wins U.S. Army Contract

June 13, 2005

For the Army's Black Hawk Helicopter Program

PARIS, June 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) has received a contract from the U.S. Army Aviation & Missile Command for the delivery of Yaw Trim Servo Actuators used on the Black Hawk Helicopter. The contract, valued at approximately $16 million runs through May 2010, with hardware deliveries starting June 2006.

"We are very pleased that the U.S Army has selected us for this vital program and places their confidence in Curtiss-Wright as a premier supplier," said Martin R. Benante, Chairman and CEO of Curtiss-Wright Corporation. "The Black Hawk Helicopter is the workhorse of the U.S. Army's fleet and we are proud to be part of this crucial program."

The Yaw trim actuator is coupled to the helicopter control linkages to provide positive pilot control centering to trim position. These units will support the Black Hawk fleet as they continue their varied combat missions throughout the world. Curtiss-Wright will supply the actuators, through its Motion Control segment, Curtiss-Wright Controls Inc., which is headquartered in Charlotte, N.C. The manufacturing of components for the Yaw actuators will be performed at the Curtiss-Wright Controls facility in Shelby, N.C., and the final assembly and test will be performed in Gastonia, N.C.

About Curtiss-Wright

Curtiss-Wright Corporation is a diversified company headquartered in Roseland, New Jersey. The Company designs, manufactures and overhauls products for motion control and flow control applications, and provides metal treatment services. The firm employs approximately 5,800 people worldwide. More information on Curtiss-Wright can be found on the Internet at

About Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc.

Headquartered in Gastonia, North Carolina, Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc. is the Motion Control segment of Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW). With manufacturing facilities around the world, Curtiss-Wright Controls is a leading technology-based organization providing niche motion control products, embedded computers, subsystems and services internationally. For more information, visit

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SOURCE Curtiss-Wright Corporation

CONTACT: Glenn E. Tynan, Curtiss-Wright Corporation,
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CO: Curtiss-Wright Corporation; Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc.; U.S. Army Aviation & Missile Command; U.S Army

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