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Esterline CMC Electronics Signs License Agreement for Manufacture of its Doppler Velocity Sensor with UIMDB of Russia

Esterline CMC Electronics Signs License Agreement for Manufacture of its Doppler Velocity Sensor with UIMDB of Russia

(Paris International Air Show – June 17, 2013) Esterline CMC Electronics (CMC) has signed a license agreement for the manufacture of its CMA-2012C Doppler Velocity Sensor in Russia with Ulyanovsk Instrument Manufacturing Design Bureau (UIMDB). Under the terms of the agreement, UIMDB will manufacture the Doppler Velocity Sensor and offer it to all helicopter manufacturers in Russia.

CMC Electronics' CMA-2012 Doppler

CMC Electronics’ CMA-2012 Doppler

Greg Yeldon, president, Esterline CMC Electronics, stated: “This alliance with our esteemed partner in Russia is great news. Our CMA-2012C is the most accurate and reliable system on the market. This advanced system is the result of our company’s 50-year history of building airborne Doppler velocity sensors and navigation systems.”

Nikolay Makarov, general director of UIMDB, stated: “This sensor is lighter and smaller than all of the Doppler sensors available on the market today. UIMDB is delighted to offer this high-reliability product to helicopter manufacturers in Russia.”

The CMA-2012C provides self-contained measurement of three velocity components and navigation capabilities for helicopters. The product offers excellent performance during manoeuvres and helicopter flight over water and over land. Because of its excellent hover performance and greater insensitivity to precipitation, CMC’s CMA-2012C Doppler Velocity Sensor has been selected for a wide range of military and paramilitary helicopter programs around the world.

Founded in 1954, Ulyanovsk Instrument Manufacturing Design Bureau (www.ukbp.ru) is involved in the design, manufacture and after-sale maintenance of avionics, including onboard computer systems, integrated air data systems and integrated flight and navigation data display systems, for fixed and rotary wing aircraft. UIMDB is part of “Radioelectronic Technologies Concern” that belongs to the State Corporation Rostec. Its principal locations are in Ulyanovsk (research and production) and in Utyos (production).

Esterline CMC Electronics (www.cmcelectronics.ca) has achieved an international reputation for innovation and excellence in the design and manufacture of electronics products for the military and commercial aviation markets. CMC’s focus is on delivering innovative cockpit systems integration and avionics solutions to its customers worldwide.  Its principal locations are in Montreal, Quebec; Ottawa, Ontario; and Chicago, Illinois.  CMC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Esterline Corporation (NYSE:ESL, www.esterline.com), a specialized aerospace and defense company headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.  Esterline employs over 12,000 people worldwide.