Triumph Group has started the delivery of additional enhanced digital electronic control units (EDECUs) for the US Army’s AH-64 Apache and UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters.

The company is delivering the EDECUs as part of a second order received from the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) in September under an existing five-year contract.

The DLA awarded the five-year contract worth more than $77m in January as part of an effort to modernise the digital electronic control units on the army’s highly utilised fleets.

Valued at $12.4m, the second order calls for delivery of additional T700 EDECUs.

Triumph stated that more than 2,000 additional EDECUs are required for the upgrade of the Apache and Black Hawk fleet.

The company expects future delivery orders for these units to be awarded until 2022.

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The US Army T700 EDECUs will be produced at Triumph’s Engine and Control business in West Hartford, Connecticut, US.

Triumph also manufactures and supplies electronic engine controls for other platforms, including the SH-60 Seahawk, HH-60 Pave Hawk, MH-60 Jayhawk and Chinook CH-47.

It has so far delivered more than 6,000 EDECUs for the platforms operated by the US Army, US Navy and US Coast Guard.

The company won a logistics contract in 2013 to replace the digital electronic control units after it developed an enhanced common controller technology under the Army’s Universal Control Technology Program.