The US Army’s fleet of Black Hawk helicopters will be provided with cockpit wiring harnesses under a $12m contract awarded to electronics manufacturing services company LaBarge from manufacturer Kaman Aerospace.
The contract work includes installation of LaBarge-built wiring harnesses in cockpits of the UH-60M and UH-60L Black Hawk helicopters, and the HH-60M and HH-60L Medevac models.
In addition, the company will provide electronic assemblies directly to Sikorsky Aircraft for the Black Hawk helicopter programme.
The Black Hawk helicopter is a multi-mission combat assault helicopter that transports troops, weapons systems and supplies while the Medevac helicopter provides medical evacuation of injured soldiers and helps civilian populations in emergencies.
Kaman Aerospace is a subcontractor to Sikorsky Aircraft on the Black Hawk helicopter programme.
LaBarge will also provide electronic assemblies directly to Sikorsky Aircraft for the helicopter programme.
The production work is expected to start at company’s facility in Joplin, Missouri, in August 2009 and will be carried out through December 2010.