Team US101 Announces 42 California Suppliers to Support Next Marine One Helicopter

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,