Curtiss-Wright Selected By Helibras to Provide Airborne Video Management System

For rugged, integrated airborne surveillance system for Rio de Janeiro Police Force

ASHBURN, Va. - Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that its Defense Solutions division was selected by Helibras (Helicópteros do Brasil S.A) to provide Helibras with its fully integrated Video Management System (VMS) technology. The VMS will be integrated into EC 145 helicopters flown by the Policia Militar de Rio de Janeiro for public security video surveillance missions. The Policia Militar de Rio de Janeiro requested Curtiss-Wright’s VMS because it delivered the most complete and cost-effective solution to meet their needs, including the fully integrated hardware system, support for software configuration, and comprehensive services, including end-user training. The EC 145 helicopters will be used during the Olympic Games 2016 in Rio.

“Curtiss-Wright is very proud to have been selected by Helibras to provide our industry leading video management system technology, a fully integrated solution that combines ease of use with flexible configuration for varying mission profiles,” said Lynn Bamford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Defense Solutions division. “This is our first business in Brazil for our VMS products and we look forward to continued growth through our collaboration with Helibras.”

Curtiss-Wright video management systems include mission displays, video distribution, video recording, switching and streaming technology for police, customs, coast guard, border patrol, military, search rescue, air ambulance, and government agency aircraft and ground law enforcement applications. These tightly integrated systems speed time to market and reduce pilot and observer workload through ease of use.

Curtiss-Wright manufactured the products covered by this agreement at its facility in Letchworth, UK. The products were shipped to Helibras in Brazil.

For more information about Curtiss-Wright’s video recorder, rugged LCD touchscreen displays and fully integrated video management solutions, please visit

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