Huntsville AL – WestWind Technologies, Inc. was recently awarded a $4.6 million contract by the Army Contracting Command at Ft. Eustis, Virginia to modify the U.S. Navy HH-60H Seahawk aircraft. The effort is in support of NAVAIR PMA-299 at Patuxent River, Maryland.
The HH-60H Seahawk is the U.S. Navy’s primary Combat Search and Rescue helicopter. The aircraft modification will be designed to alleviate equipment obsolescence, improve system performance and enhance crew capabilities and will incorporate dual Embedded Global Positioning Systems / Inertial Navigation Systems (EGI).
The contract provides for engineering development, integration, qualification verification, and validation of the HH-60H upgrade kit to include publications and provisioning data. WestWind will manufacture, provide kitting, and deliver 35 HH-60H Cockpit Upgrade kits to the U.S. Navy as well as perform installations on 35 aircraft. An additional two EGIs will be used to support qualification testing and a training system.
WestWind Technologies Chief Operating Officer Roger Messick said, "WestWind is extremely pleased to support this aircraft modification program, and we look forward to providing across-the-board support utilizing so many of WestWind's on-site capabilities." Work will be performed over the next 36 months in Huntsville, Alabama at WestWind's hangar facilities located at Huntsville International Airport.
WestWind Technologies, Inc. is a privately-held small business with corporate headquarters in Huntsville, Alabama. Since its founding in 1999, WestWind has been providing both military and commercial customers with solid performance and unparalleled response times. The core capabilities offered by WestWind are engineering, manufacturing, logistics, as well as modification and integration. With primary corporate operations located just minutes from Redstone Arsenal and hangar operations on the Huntsville International Airport, WestWind holds ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100:2004 Rev B certifications. For more information, visit www.westwindcorp.com.