Kaman Aerospace has awarded LaBarge a contract worth roughly $3 million to provide cockpit wiring harnesses for Sikorsky Aircraft UH-60Ls and HH-60Ms. Kaman is a subcontractor to Sikorsky on the Black Hawk program. LaBarge, which expects follow-on orders, was to begin production last month at its Joplin, Mo., facility. Work would run through March 2009.
BAE Systems has won a contract from AgustaWestland to design, develop, and provide 140 crashworthy S5000 crew seats plus 340 S3000 troop seats and interface frames for use on the U.K.’s Future Lynx aircraft program. Initial deliveries are slated for 2011. The work would conclude in 2016.
Northstar Aerospace Inc.’s subsidiary, Northstar Aerospace (Canada), has received a four-year contract worth up to $26 million from Boeing to complete development and flight certification of the face-gear, split-torque transmission for the U.S. Army’s Block 3 AH-64D Apache Longbow modernization program. The contract provides for annual funding awards. Northstar received individual contracts of more than $3 million for the past two fiscal years.
DRS Technologies received orders totaling about $48 million from the U.S. Army for Fiscal 2008 to continue its electro-optical design and engineering, manufacturing, provision of spare parts, field service support, and general depot repairs for the Mast-Mounted Sight (MMS) systems on Bell Helicopter OH-58D Kiowa Warriors. The work was and will continue to be accomplished by the company’s DRS Sensors & Targeting Systems — Optronics Div. in Melbourne and Palm Bay, Florida.