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23.07.2003

Curtiss Wright Awarded $3.7 Million Contract for Slurry Mixer Pumps

Curtiss-Wright Corp. announced today that one of its recently acquired businesses, Electro-Mechanical Corporation (CW-EMD), has been awarded a $3.7 million contract by the Westinghouse Savannah River Company to supply four waste slurry mixer pumps for use at its Aiken, South Carolina high-level radioactive waste management tank farm.

With additional option units, the contract can increase to $7.8 million over the next ten years, with a total of 15 pumps to be delivered. The initial contract is scheduled for delivery by July 2004.

Unlike vertical turbine pumps that are standard at many Department of Energy waste management sites, the CW-EMD mixer pump features a state-of-the-art canned motor pump design, enabling it to more effectively maintain the waste slurry in a stable, suspended form. Currently, the Department of Energy operates over 350 pumps at waste tank farms across the country.

"Our recent contract with Westinghouse Savannah River Company is validation of our cutting-edge technology and products for the nuclear waste disposal industry," stated Martin Benante, Chairman and CEO of Curtiss-Wright. "For the past 50 years, Electro-Mechanical Corporation has provided electro-mechanical products to support our country's nuclear program. Our acquisition last year of CW-EMD is part of our long-term goal of transferring defense-based technologies to a wide variety of disciplines including petroleum, nuclear and chemical. We will continue to provide innovative and efficient solutions to these critical industries."

About Curtiss-Wright
Curtiss-Wright Corporation is a diversified company headquartered in Roseland, New Jersey. The Company designs, manufactures and overhauls products for motion control and flow control applications and additionally is a provider of metal treatment services. The firm employs approximately 4,300 people. More information on Curtiss-Wright can be found on the Internet at

www.curtisswright.com

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