CORONA, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/28/09 -- CIRCOR Aerospace Inc., a CIRCOR International company (NYSE: CIR), has been awarded a contract by the Defense Logistics Agency to supply its newly designed Nose Wheel Steering Actuator (NWSA) for all models of the F-16. The NWSA's primary function is to provide steering control to the pilot during ground and taxi maneuvers. The NWSA was designed and qualified by CIRCOR Aerospace and provides improved reliability and maintainability over the existing design. CIRCOR's unit is a drop-in replacement, requiring no change to current installation or operational procedures. The CIRCOR Aerospace NWSA design is approved for domestic and foreign sales for the Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon fleet of over 4400 aircraft. The value of this initial contract for the CIRCOR NWSA exceeds $3.7M USD.
"CIRCOR Aerospace is proud to offer this improved capability to the F-16 operators. It highlights CIRCOR's ability to provide actuation solutions which drive increased performance for new and existing platforms," noted Anish Patel, VP New Business Development and Strategy.
About CIRCOR Aerospace, Inc.
CIRCOR Aerospace, Inc. (CAI) is a CIRCOR Aerospace company located in Corona, California, and is focused on the design, development, and manufacture of specialty fluidic control and actuation systems, and aircraft landing gear systems for demanding aerospace and defense applications. CAI provides a full range of check, relief, and electro-mechanically actuated valves, actuation systems, manifold assemblies, and complete landing gear systems. CIRCOR International is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts and the CIRCOR Aerospace Products group is headquartered in Corona, California.