Curtiss-Wright Actuation Division has recently been awarded a contract to provide Exlar electro-mechanical actuators to Federal Equipment Company in support of their weapons elevator systems for the Ford-class aircraft carrier program.

Exlar actuators are used in several other mission critical areas on the Ford-class carriers, including the jet blast defector, integrated catapult control station, and LSO actuation systems.

Image credit: Curtiss-Wright & Ford-class Aircraft Carrier