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Tactical Communications Group, LLC Acquired by Curtiss-Wright Corporation

Tactical Communications Group, LLC (TCG) today announced that it has been acquired by Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW). Curtiss-Wright is a global innovative company that delivers highly engineered, critical function products and services to the commercial, industrial, defense and energy markets. TCG will operate within Curtiss-Wright’s Defense segment.

“We are proud to be a leader in the global Tactical Data Link (TDL) community and to provide Link 16 and other TDL hardware and software solutions including BOSS®, LinkPRO®, GTS®, and HUNTR™ (patent pending) that have gained global acceptance over the past 18 years. By joining forces with Curtiss-Wright, we will be able to combine our engineering and software expertise into a broader set of solutions for our ever-increasing client base” said Michael Hiney, President & CEO of TCG.

“This acquisition yields significant opportunities for growth by enhancing our existing flight test instrumentation offering with complementary tactical data link processing software, analytics and visualization capabilities, and also providing penetration into the tactical data link test, simulation and training markets,” said David C. Adams, Chairman and CEO of Curtiss-Wright Corporation. “TCG’s proven commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) TDL software solutions minimize the time and effort required to build, integrate, test, train, and deploy effective and affordable military communications systems. Further, this transaction is consistent with our disciplined acquisition strategy and supports our long-term financial objectives to drive continued profitable growth for our shareholders.”

Headquartered in Tewksbury, MA, TCG ( has approximately 50 employees and generated sales of approximately $15 million in 2018, principally to the aerospace defense market.

Headquartered in Davidson, North Carolina, Curtiss-Wright Corporation ( is a $2.5 billion revenue global diversified industrial company built on long-standing customer relationships, leading market positions and innovative technologies. The company employs approximately 9,000 people worldwide.

View Curtiss-Wright’s press release