Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions to Expand Position in Tactical and Enterprise Network Communications Systems

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Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division announced that it expects to significantly enhance its position in, and commitment to, the U.S. and global battlefield Network Operations (NetOps) markets following Curtiss-Wright Corporation’s announced intention to acquire the stock of Pacific Star Communications, Inc. (PacStar®).

PacStar is a leading provider of advanced tactical communications solutions for battlefield network management, including commercial off-the-shelf (COTS)-based rugged, small form factor communications systems, and proprietary “IQ-Core® Software” integrated, network communications management software.

The addition of PacStar’s product portfolio will greatly expand the breadth of the Defense Solutions division’s mission-critical mobile and secure COTS-based processing, data management, and communications technologies, and will enable it to better serve its customers in the U.S. and worldwide.

“With the acquisition of PacStar, Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division firmly establishes its position as a leading supplier of advanced tactical and enterprise network communications solutions,” said Lynn Bamford, President, Defense and Power segments.

“PacStar’s best-in-class battlefield NetOps solutions fit strategically with Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions mission-critical mobile and secure COTS-based technologies, enabling us to provide customers with a completely secure and integrated battlefield network, from the processing and data nodes within combat vehicles to individual warfighters in the battlefield – all managed by a ‘single pane of glass’ network and security management software platform.”