[Avionics Magazine 11-08-2016] The U.S. Air Force has awarded a $7.081 million contract to Canadian Commercial Corp., for the integration and production of the Control Display Units (CDU) replacement for its fleet of HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters. Under the contract, Canadian Commercial Corp. will provide produce, test and deliver 42 non-developmental CDUs that will have the same form, fit and function of the existing CDU being used on the HH-60G helicopter, including the software functionality of the current HH-60G CDU.
An HH-60G Pave Hawk prepares to land after training in Lungi, Sierra Leone. The Air Force introduced the first of 21 fully built HH-60G Operational Loss Replacement helicopters at a ceremony in Huntsville, Alabama, on June 28, 2016. Photo: U.S. Air Force/Tech. Sgt. Justin D. Pyle.
The announcement comes following the Air Force’s introduction of the first of 21 fully built HH-60G Pave Hawk Operational Loss Replacement (OLR) helicopters at a ceremony in Huntsville, Alabama in June. The HH-60G is used to conduct combat search and rescue operations. The OLR program will restore the service’s HH-60G fleet to its authorized size, replacing aircraft lost in nearly 15 years of deployed combat operations since 9/11.
Work for the CDU replacement contract will be performed at Saint-Laurent, Canada, and is expected to be complete by Nov. 30, 2018.