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Curtiss-Wright Corporation was awarded a 36-month, $30.8 million contract for the design, development, build and test of a compact pulsed power supply in support of the US Army's Electromagnetic Gun (EM gun) Technology Maturation and Demonstration program. Curtiss-Wright's Flow Control segment will act as prime contractor with responsibility for the overall machine design.
As the first step in the progression towards a fully fieldable electromagnetic weapon system, the pulsed power supply is a key component of EM gun technology envisioned to be part of the weapon systems of the future. Beyond the initial three-year technology demonstration program, the program presents significant additional development opportunities for all aspects of the EM Gun through the next decade.