Sikorsky Aircraft awarded BAE Systems contracts for development and initial deliveries of CH-53K cockpit seats and cabin armor systems. The first deliveries of both seats and cabin armor are scheduled for 2010. The total value of the programs is estimated at approximately $90 million through 2022. Sikorsky is planning to build 156 CH-53K aircraft. BAE Systems' efforts on these initial contracts will include design, development, testing, qualification, and delivery of initial systems to support the flight- and ground-test aircraft. Follow-on contracts would be placed for production orders and spares. The new cockpit seat will be part of BAE Systems’ S7000 family of armored crashworthy seats and will meet the most demanding U.S. military standards. The cabin armor will use the latest technology to minimize weight while providing protection to occupants and critical systems.