Hamilton Sundstrand to supply electric generating system for E-10A aircraft
ROCKFORD, USA- North America, Illinois, May 25, 2004
Hamilton Sundstrand Electric Systems, based here, has been selected by Honeywell to supply the electric power generating equipment for their new Supplemental Electric Power System (SEPS) package to be used on the Northrop Grumman/Boeing E-10A aircraft program.
The E-10A aircraft is part of the U.S. Air Force MC2C (Multi-sensor Command and Control Constellation) network centric warfare concept. The E-10A is based on a Boeing 767-400 platform, and will provide near real time images over a wide area of a battlefield.
The electronic surveillance systems on the E-10A will require a reliable and robust source of power. To meet this requirement, HS will provide electric power generating equipment consisting of six new direct-driven generators, each capable of supplying up to 180 kVA of ac electrical power, new state-of-the-art digital generator control and bus power control units, and various types of current transformers and contactors. The system, configured in a 3/3 split parallel architecture, will supply over one megawatt of additional electrical power to support the new MP-RTIP (Multi Platform – Radar Technology Improvement Program) radar and BMC2 (Battle Management Command and Control) system to be installed on the E-10A.
“We are pleased that Honeywell has selected Hamilton Sundstrand to be part of their team and as the supplier of the state-of-the-art electric power generating equipment technology required for this exciting new military surveillance platform,” said Mark Spana, general manager for Hamilton Sundstrand Electric Systems’ Defense System Enterprise in Rockford. “We look forward to applying our unique knowledge, expertise and experience with high power, parallel electric power generating systems for high power radar applications to ensure program success. We are proud to continue our legacy of being the electric systems supplier for U.S. military electronic platforms, including the E-2C, E-3A/B/C, E-4B, E-6A, E-8C and now the E-10A.”
Hamilton Sundstrand, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX), is headquartered in Windsor Locks, Conn. Among the world’s largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and industrial products, the company designs, manufactures and services aerospace systems and provides integrated systems solutions for commercial, regional, corporate and military aircraft. It is also a major supplier for international space programs.
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