Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. awarded Curtiss-Wright Corp. a contract to develop and supply data concentrator units for the CH-53K heavy-lift helicopter that is being developed for use by the U.S. Marine Corps. The contract has a total potential value of $22 million when development and all aircraft production options and phases are completed. The initial contract runs through 2011 with the production phase starting in 2013. Curtiss-Wright’s system consists of two data concentrator units (DCUs) that will receive and provide various avionic and air vehicle discrete, digital, and analog inputs for monitoring, processing data, and controlling various CH-53K subsystem components. Curtiss-Wright will develop and manufacture the DCU systems at its Motion Control segment City of Industry, CA, facility.