Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions to acquire PacStar, provider of battlefield network operations solutionsNews
September 24, 2020
ASHBURN, Va. Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division announced that it intends to acquire the stock of Pacific Star Communications (PacStar -- Portland, Oregon), in a move that Curtiss-Wright officials say will boost its position in and commitment to the U.S. and global battlefield network operations (NetOps) markets.
Lynn Bamford, president of the Curtiss-Wright Defense and Power segments, said of the expected move: “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. 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.”
Curtiss-Wright's acquisition of PacStar is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2020, subject to regulatory approval and other conditions.