Aerosonic Corporation, a provider of precision flight products
for commercial, business and military aircraft, today announced
that the US Army Aviation and Missile Command has awarded the
company a contract for 350 altimeters to support UH60 Black Hawk
and CH47 Chinook Helicopters. Deliveries are scheduled to begin
later this year. This order initiates the second option period on a
master contract valued at $19 million.
The contract was originally awarded in May 2002 with options
extending through the year 2006.
"Recent budget cuts for Navy and Air Force programs are
presenting difficult challenges for many Defense contractors. We
are fortunate to have a strong presence in Army Aviation. These
programs are receiving increased funding to support the heavy
defense transport requirements of current and possible future
military conflicts," commented David A. Baldini, Chairman,
President and CEO.
The UH60 Black Hawk and CH47 Chinook Helicopters are primary
defense transport aircraft utilized for assault, air cavalry, and
aeromedical evacuation units. Altimeters on these aircraft furnish
flight crews with measurements of static (barometric) pressure and
display it in terms of feet of altitude. The altimeters operate
within tight performance tolerances to insure accuracy and safety