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BAE Systems receives contracts to develop CH-53K cockpit seats and cabin armour

BAE Systems has received contracts from Sikorsky Aircraft for development and initial deliveries of CH-53K Cockpit Seats and Cabin Armor Systems.  The first deliveries of both seats and cabin armor are scheduled for 2010.  The total value of the programs is estimated at approximately $90 million through 2022. Sikorsky is planning to build 156 CH-53K aircraft.  

BAE Systems efforts on these initial contracts will include design, development, testing, qualification, and delivery of initial systems to support the flight and ground test aircraft.  Follow-on contracts would be placed for production orders and spares. 

"Whereas other aircraft armor applications are usually done as retrofits to existing aircraft, said Don Dutton," Vice-President of Occupant Protection Systems for BAE Systems, "this system will be designed and qualified into the aircraft, ensuring that the armor meets the same safety, interface, and airworthiness standards as all other equipment on the CH-53K."

The new cockpit seat will be part of BAE Systems "S7000" family of world class armored crashworthy seats and will meet the most demanding U.S. Military standards. It will also include integration of the CH-53K's fly-by-wire flight controls, which will allow for improved occupant safety, ergonomic integration, and mission endurance. The cabin armor will utilize BAE systems latest technology to minimize weight while providing protection to the occupants and critical systems of the CH-53K.

The Occupant Protection business, headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, is part of the newly formed Security & Survivability Systems, a technology leader in light weight materials. Security & Survivability Systems products include composite, ceramic and transparent armor technologies, integrated vehicle armor systems, vehicle and aircraft survivability components and accessories, and soldier protection equipment.

Press release issued by BAE Systems Security & Survivabilty Systems on February 6, 2009


 Contact details from our directory:
Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company Airframer
BAE Systems Security & Survivabilty Systems Armour Seating, Crashworthy Seats


 Related aircraft programs:
Sikorsky CH-53 King Stallion


 Related directory sectors:
Crew Seating

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