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Monday, December 4, 2006

Sikorsky Picks Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman will provide a high reliability fiber-optic inertial measurement unit for Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.’s Black Hawk UH-60M flight control computers. Sikorsky said the UH-60M program will upgrade the U.S. Army’s Black Hawk fleet of UH-60A and UH-60L models into the UH-60M configuration. The upgrades will incorporate a digitized cockpit, which increases combat situational awareness and extends the life of the aircraft. Northrop Grumman will deliver three inertial measurement units for each of the 90 helicopters covered in the initial contract, with the first delivery in May. Northrop Grumman said it projects future orders of these units will top 1,200 domestic helicopters. More
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