Goodrich Selected for CH-53K Tail Drive Sub-Assembly

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CH-53K concept(click to view full) It has been a good couple of weeks in the defense sector for Fortune 500 firm Goodrich Corp. Their night vision camera project with DARPA continues to go well, the proactive monitoring systems for helicopter drive trains et. al. on MH-60R/S and CH-53E helicopters are becoming more common and getting a good reception, and Sikorsky continues to cement a relationship with them by selecting Goodrich to supply the input and tail drive shaft system for the US Marines new CH-53K Heavy Lift Helicopter program. The system consists of: diaphragm couplings; shaft assemblies; bearing hangars; disconnect mechanism; and associated hardware. In the military sphere, Goodrich already supplies the supply the electrical power generation and distribution system for the CH-53K; input drive couplings for Sikorsky’s UH-60/SH-60 Black Hawk / Seahawk utility helicopters; and the input couplings, tail couplings and tail shaft on the H-92 Superhawk helicopters. Goodrich’s Engine Components site located in Rome, NY, will be involved in the development and delivery of the complete drive shaft system for the aircraft, acting in a system integrator role for this sub-system. Goodrich release.

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