20-Jul-2010 Source: Hamilton Sundstrand
The U. S. Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., recently awarded Hamilton Sundstrand, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), a five-year Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract for follow-on Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) production in support of the U.S. Army/Navy Black Hawk/Seahawk Helicopter program.
Hamilton Sundstrand will supply the proven T-62-T-40-1 APU with a Digital Electronic Sequence Unit. The new configuration to be delivered under this program will include an Army qualified inlet barrier filter.
APUs will be supplied by Hamilton Sundstrand to Sikorsky’s production line as Government-Furnished Equipment. The contract specifies an estimated quantity of 482 APUs over the course of the contract, with a maximum quantity of 1,000 units.
Selection for this IDIQ program will add to the more than 4,400 units of the T-62-T-40-1 APU that Hamilton Sundstrand has delivered for the Sikorsky H-60/S-70 aircraft since 1974. This APU is also installed in the new Marine Corps AH-1Y and UH-1Z aircraft.
Hamilton Sundstrand Power Systems, based in San Diego, Calif., currently has more than 13,000 APUs in commercial and military service. Military applications include the fixed wing F-16, C-5M, A400M, C-27J, JAS-39 and T/A50, and the rotary wing H-60/S-70, V-22, CH-47F and CH-53K aircraft.
With 2009 revenues of $5.6 billion, Hamilton Sundstrand is headquartered in Windsor Locks, Conn. Among the world’s largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and industrial products, the company designs, manufactures and services aerospace systems and provides integrated system solutions for commercial, regional, corporate and military aircraft. It also is a major supplier for international space programs.
United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Conn., is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries worldwide.