Curtiss-Wright’s EMS Division provides high-performance pumps, valves, motors and generators that are integral to powering the U.S. Navy nuclear fleet. We also supply critical reactor coolant pump technology for next-generation commercial nuclear reactors.
Curtiss-Wright has been providing naval and maritime technological expertise since 1847. We are the leading supplier of mission-critical pumps for the U.S. Navy's Nimitz Class aircraft carriers and Virginia Class submarines, as well as the Navy's next generation Gerald Ford Class CVN-21 aircraft carriers. Our EMD business is a leader in the supply of critical function, electro-mechanical products. More than 50 years ago, Curtiss-Wright built critical function pumps for the first nuclear powered submarine, the USS Nautilus. Today, Curtiss-Wright’s EMD unit continues to develop, design and supply advance electro-mechanical solutions for the U.S. Navy including the Navy's most advanced motors, generators and secondary propulsors.
We provide technologically advanced, highly engineered pumping solutions including composite pumps and parts, and complete repair and refurbishing services, not only to the U.S. Navy but also to the U.S. Coast Guard, Military Sealift Command and foreign military programs. Next generation products include the development of the Electro-Magnetic Assisted Launch Systems (EMALS) and Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) technologies which will enable more efficient control systems to capture aircraft landing on the deck of a carrier.
We also produce assembly and test expertise in mechanical, electromechanical, electrical, and electronic (power and control) equipment. System simulation, control system design, system integration, control software, and power conversion expertise, combined with our equipment design skills, provide an ideal environment to develop electrical, electronic, and electromechanical components and systems for defense and commercial markets.
One of the Company’s more exciting opportunities is in the development of cooling pumps that Curtiss-Wright provides for the Westinghouse third generation AP1000 nuclear reactor. Our pumps are critical components for the Westinghouse AP1000 nuclear plant design, viewed as significantly safer and simpler than competing plants and representing the only new generation plant to receive U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) certification. The pumps – which are among the most technically advanced in the world – are included in Curtiss-Wright’s Defense segment because these leading edge components are produced at the same Curtiss-Wright facility responsible for producing pumps for the naval defense industry. Each new AP1000 nuclear reactor uses four of our unique pumps to circulate coolant water through the reactor vessels, ensuring the plant’s safety. With a 60-year design life and virtually maintenance free, our pumps are vital to sustaining a plant’s safety system.