HUMS for Front-Line Blackhawks
Goodrich Corp. in Charlotte, NC received a $6.9 million firm-fixed-price contract for integrated vehicle health management system kits and associated hardware to support health monitoring for Iraq and Afghanistan deployed UH-60A/L Black Hawk helicopters. “Health monitoring” means proactive diagnostic equipment, aka. prognostics, that can tell maintenance personnel the status of key components, and eliminate guesswork about required maintenance and replacement. HUMS, Health & Usage Monitoring Systems, is also a common industry term.
Work will be performed in Vergennes, VT and is expected to be complete by Feb. 28, 2008. This was a sole source contract initiated on April 17, 2007 by the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command at Redstone Arsenal, AL (W58RGZ-07-C-0142).