Curtiss-Wright to acquire PacStar
Ashburn, VA-based Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division announced on September 24 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 Portland, OR-based 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.”