17-Jun-2015 Source: Terma
In connection with Denmark’s procurement of nine U.S. Navy MH-60R multirole SEAHAWK® helicopters, Terma has successfully pursued several business opportunities with the companies providing the helicopters. The team, known as Team Seahawk, includes Sikorsky Aircraft, General Electric, CAE, and Lockheed Martin.
“Our collaboration with Team Seahawk includes advanced composites structures, mission-critical space technology and aircraft survivability equipment. These are key technologies for Terma and thus strategically important for the future business development”, said Jørn Henrik Levy Rasmussen, Senior Vice President, Market Development, Terma.
Composite Panels for S-92 Helicopter
In late 2014, Terma entered a five-year long term agreement for the support of Sikorsky S-92® helicopter with Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation in Stratford, Connecticut. The agreement comprises composite upper and lower door panels for the S-92 helicopter. Deliveries from Terma’s composite facilities in Grenaa are about to commence this summer. The agreement includes an option to extend for an additional five years.
Development of new Generation Star Tracker
In cooperation with Lockheed Martin and General Electric, Terma is developing a new generation of Star Trackers. The Star Trackers are used on satellites to determine the orientation of the satellite. The development will lead to a new generation flight computer and –software, to be used together with Terma’s new generation star camera. The star camera has been delivered for a series of meteorological satellites, with launch planned for 2016. The new generation Star Tracker will be ready in late 2016.
Aircraft Survivability Equipment
In a pursuit to offer cost-effective, state-of-the-art Aircraft Survivability Equipment (ASE) solutions for the international helicopter market, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation and Terma have jointly defined a range of ASE offerings which meet today’s demand for ASE protection. This is based on a collaborative effort during a conceptual study process, which has already attracted attention from the first prospective customers.
“These agreements are the first of a number of expected agreements between Terma and Sikorsky, and we are continuously working with Sikorsky to identify more products suitable for us,” said Jørn Henrik Levy Rasmussen.