Aerojet awarded contract for Apache Block III components

  • 12-May-2010 08:19 EDT
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The AH-64D Apache Block III structures test aircraft completed its first flight in November 2009. The composite main rotor blade was among the Block III technologies being tested.

Boeing elected Aerojet to supply heavy alloy weights for Boeing's Composite Main Rotor Blade in support of the AH-64D Apache Block III (AB3) program. Aerojet will deliver completed rotor weights to support Boeing's production of the U.S. Army's low-rate initial-production requirements for AB3 (approximately 43 aircraft) in 2010. The Army intends to procure or upgrade more than 600 aircraft by 2025. Completed deliveries are anticipated by 2012. The precision-machined tungsten alloy weights help in establishing aeromechanical stability of the blade. All work will be performed at Aerojet's Specialty Metals facility in Jonesborough, TN, and will be completed by Dec. 2010.

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