Team US101 has announced that 42 California-based companies will supply components for the American-built US101 medium-lift helicopter. Team US101 is competing to provide the president of the United States with a fleet of next-generation helicopters better known by the call sign "Marine One."
"From throughout California, these suppliers will help Team US101 build a superior, dedicated military helicopter for our Commander-in-Chief," said Stephen D. Ramsey, Lockheed Martin's US101 vice president and general manager.
Previously, Team US101 announced that Palomar Products of Rancho Santa Margarita is also supporting the US101 program.
The 42 California-based companies that will supply components for the US101 helicopter are:
Acra Aerospace, Inc. Anaheim Aero-Electric Connector Torrance Alcoa Fastening Systems (VOI-SHAN Products) Torrance Anixter Pentacon Chatsworth Avibank Manufacturing Co. North Hollywood Barry Controls Aerospace Burbank Bi Technologies Corp. Fullerton California Amforge Corp. Azusa Calmark San Gabriel Ceradyne Costa Mesa Circle Seal Controls Corona CMP Display Systems, Inc. Newbury Park Cubic Defense Applications, Inc. San Diego Cytec Engineered Materials Anaheim Eaton Aerospace - Actuation Systems Los Angeles Eaton Aerospace - Electric Distribution & Controls Costa Mesa Endevco Corp. San Juan Capistrano GKN Aerospace Garden Grove Glenair Glendale Infineon Technologies San Jose ITT Industries Valencia Kaiser Electronics San Jose Kirkhill - TA / Esterline Technologies Brea Kyocera America San Diego Lee Aerospace Products Simi Valley Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. Palmdale Loctite Corp. Bay Point Moeller Manufacturing & Supply Anaheim Monogram Aerospace Fasteners Los Angeles Mykotronx Torrance Nelson Name Plate Co. Los Angeles Northrop Grumman - Electronics Systems, Navigation Systems Division Woodland Hills Novacap Santa Clarita PRC - Desoto International Inc. / PPG Industries Glendale Standard Wire and Cable Co. Rancho Dominguez Stillman Seal Encinas Textron Aerospace Fasteners Santa Ana The Deutsch Company (Industrial Products Division) Hemet Tri-Star Electronics El Segundo Tyco Electronics (Raychem Division) Menlo Park Wesco Aircraft Hardware Corp. Valencia Whitmore / Wirenetics Valencia
Team US101 is recognizing these suppliers at this time for their continuous support during the very rigorous Presidential Helicopter Replacement (or VXX) competition. Meanwhile, Team US101 awaits the U.S. Navy's VXX award announcement, which is expected at the end of January.
These 42 California-based suppliers are among the more than 200 suppliers in 41 states chosen to support Team US101 with key products and services necessary for the president's new Marine One helicopter fleet. Other leading American companies on Team US101 include General Electric, ITT, and Kaman Aerospace. During the course of the helicopter fleet's operational service life, 90 percent of the total life cycle costs will flow to Team US101's American suppliers, creating and sustaining thousands of jobs nationwide while building these new Marine One helicopters.
Team US101 is led by Lockheed Martin Systems Integration - Owego, which serves as the prime contractor and systems integrator for the American-built US101 aircraft, an American variant of AgustaWestland's successful EH101 multimission helicopter. The US101 team collectively brings unmatched rotorcraft expertise and experience to this program: Lockheed Martin (prime contractor and systems integration), AgustaWestland (aircraft design) and Bell Helicopter (aircraft production), while General Electric will supply each helicopter with three 2,500 shaft-horsepower CT7-8E engines.
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SOURCE: Lockheed Martin
CONTACT: Greg Caires, US101 Communications of Lockheed Martin,