Defence Helicopter

Goodrich wins US Army UH-60 helicopter contract

8th June 2012 - 14:23 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Goodrich has announced that it has received an order from the US Army to provide 80 spare health and usage management system (HUMS) electronic units for the US Army's UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters. The company made the announcement 8 June, 2012.

According to the company, HUMS has become a ‘vital life-saving and cost-saving tool that now is standard equipment on military helicopters’, allowing troops to ‘remain effective and maintain the fleet at high readiness,’ at all times.

The HUMS system has contributed to lower operating costs and increased effectiveness for army Black Hawk helicopters in executing important safety and rescue missions during ongoing conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. In recent deployments the Black Hawks with HUMS had 17% lower total maintenance costs with a greater than 50% reduction in unscheduled maintenance, enhancing readiness for critical troop transport and medical evacuation missions, Goodrich said.

The units will be produced by Goodrich's Sensors and Integrated Systems business, with deliveries expected to commence in early 2013.

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