16-Jan-2019 Source: Triumph Group
Triumph Group, Inc. (NYSE:TGI) recently announced that the Defense Logistics Agency has awarded Triumph Integrated Systems with a five-year contract for indefinite quantity and delivery of Enhanced Digital Electronic Control Units (EDECUs) for use in the U.S. Army’s UH-60 Black Hawk and AH-64 Apache fleet. The contract, valued at more than $77 million, will enable the Army to complete the upgrade of the digital electronic control units on the highly utilized fleets providing the additional engine control capability of the enhanced units. Triumph’s Engine & Control business in West Hartford, Connecticut will manufacture approximately 3,100 EDECUs to satisfy the contract.
“Long-term contracts drive predictable profitability for our business. To have our contract extended demonstrates our ability to deliver on our customer commitments and provide the solutions and services required to keep even the most demanding fleets operating optimally.”
Triumph was originally awarded the logistics contract to replace the digital electronic control units in 2013 following its participation in the Army’s Universal Control Technology Program. In the program, Triumph developed an enhanced single part number, common controller with the processing power to handle multiple application software packages, address electronics obsolescence issues, provide a work station-like platform for improved monitoring of engine health and reduce engine control system recurring and logistics costs. Since then Triumph has provided more than 6,000 EDECUs for Apache, Black Hawk, Jayhawk and Seahawk aircraft in the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard fleet.
The universal control system architecture is part of Triumph’s portfolio of full authority digital electronic engine control (FADEC) systems that are installed on several military and commercial helicopter engines.
“We are pleased that the Defense Logistics Agency has extended the agreement with us and that our EDECU will be installed on the U.S. Army’s entire fleet of Black Hawk and Apache helicopters,” said Frank Dubey, executive vice president of Triumph Integrated Systems. “Long-term contracts drive predictable profitability for our business. To have our contract extended demonstrates our ability to deliver on our customer commitments and provide the solutions and services required to keep even the most demanding fleets operating optimally.”