Curtiss-Wright Acquires Aircraft Video Provider Skyquest Systems

Curtiss-Wright announced that it has acquired Skyquest Systems for about US$16 million. Skyquest is a supplier of aircraft video displays, recorders and video/radar converters for surveillance aircraft applications in the aerospace and defense markets. The business will become part of Curtiss-Wright's motion control segment.

"The addition of Skyquest Systems enhances Curtiss-Wright's position in the aerospace and defense embedded computing market," said Martin Benante, Chairman and CEO of Curtiss-Wright Corporation. "Skyquest's engineering expertise and advanced product offerings in video monitoring and recording, as well as their strong European presence, will expand Curtiss-Wright's ability to provide mission-critical solutions to customers worldwide."

Skyquest's advanced display and recorder technology supports demanding airborne surveillance missions with proven reliability in harsh environments. Skyquest products include the Video Management System (VMS), which provides fully integrated systems that enable observers and pilots to select, view and record the images they need simply and with maximum fidelity. The Skyquest VMS enables multiple camera sensor outputs to be viewed simultaneously and supports touch-screen control of moving maps, video recorders, mission computers and the selection and transmission of video for downlink. The company is also a market leader in the development of lightweight, airworthy standard and HD video recorders for airborne surveillance. Skyquest systems have been fielded in a broad range of demanding applications including police, customs, coast guard, search and rescue, and border patrol operations.

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