Curtiss-Wright’s EMS division announced that it has received a contract award from the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) for the supply of five (5) Recovery Assist, Secure and Traverse (RAST) Systems. The RAST Systems will be delivered to the Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division, and installed on the US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class Guided Missile Destroyers (DDG-51).

“We are very pleased to continue our long-standing partnership with the US Navy and to continue supporting the Canadian Commercial Corporation,” said Greg Hempfling, Senior Vice-President and General Manager, EMS Division. “The ongoing supply of the RAST Systems demonstrates our engineering expertise in providing sustained performance and long-term solutions to meet mission-critical requirements, and in so doing, deliver profound value to our customer.”

INDAL Technologies Inc, based in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, will perform the work for DDG-51 Hulls 133-139. INDAL has been a proud supplier of the RAST System to the US Navy for over 40 years and has supported over 160 ships in the US. Navy fleet. The RAST System is an integrated system enabling helicopters to safely land and take-off in severe weather conditions, up to sea state 5/6. Upon landing, the system secures the aircraft and safely traverses the helicopter between the flight deck and hangar. INDAL is committed to providing premier aircraft handling solutions, safe-guarding military assets and personnel to support mission critical operations.

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