Saturday, May 25, 2024

US Air Force awards contract for advanced propellers

Collins Aerospace, a subsidiary of Raytheon Technologies, has secured a $135 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) award for the advanced propellers.

As noted by the company, the U.S. Air Force granted the award, which includes producing NP2000 propeller systems, spare parts, and engineering support services.

“Reliability and maintainability are important to our customers,” said Quinlan Lyte, senior director for propeller systems at Collins Aerospace. “We are retrofitting the Air Force’s fleet to improve performance, increase flight safety, and lower operating cost.”

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The NP2000 propeller system is designed to modernize the C-130 Hercules and E-2 Hawkeye. The composite blades can be removed individually without removing the entire system, decreasing maintenance time and extending the lifecycle of aircraft fleets.

Work will be performed in Windsor Locks, Connecticut.

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Colton Jones
Colton Jones
Colton Jones is the deputy editor of Defence Blog. He is a US-based journalist, writer and publisher who specializes in the defense industry in North America and Europe. He has written about emerging technology in military magazines and elsewhere. He is a former Air Force airmen and served at the Ramstein Air Base in Germany.

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