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MADISON, Ala., Sept. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Tyonek Fabrication Corporation, a subsidiary of Tyonek Manufacturing Group, Inc. and Tyonek Native Corporation, will manufacture two variants of Pilot Display Units (PDUs) for the US Army's UH-60 A & L Black Hawk fleet per two 5-year contracts from the Defense Logistics Agency. The units will be manufactured in Madison, Alabama.
"We are proud to support this effort to modernize the aging fleet of aircraft through technology refresh initiatives," said Steve Adlich, President, Tyonek Manufacturing Group, Inc. "These new PDUs will create efficiency through increased performance, extend service life, and reduce long-term sustainment costs for these platforms."
The PDU is a fully qualified line replaceable unit (LRU) for the US Army's UH-60 A & L fleet. The new design incorporates LED compatible technology, is half the weight, and uses one-fifth the power of the legacy item.
"Through the U.S Army's Continuous Technology Refresh (CTR) program, we have designed, developed and produced numerous products that address obsolescence and increase efficiency on the UH-60 family of aircraft," said Doug Baker, Vice President of Business Development, Tyonek Manufacturing Group, Inc. "Our team stands ready to support this important cockpit modernization mission."
About Tyonek Native Corporation
Tyonek Native Corporation (TNC) is the parent company to a variety of subsidiary businesses in industries including ISO 9000 certified defense manufacturing and engineering, aircraft maintenance, information technology services, land and resource development, and construction. The company owns and manages over 200,000 acres of land, primarily on the West side of Cook Inlet in South Central Alaska.
An Alaska Native Corporation formed under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 (ANCSA), the company is governed by a board of nine directors and a management team who are accountable to a community of more than 900 shareholders.
The corporation's headquarters is in Anchorage, Alaska, with offices in Madison, Alabama, and subsidiary facilities located throughout the continental United States. For more information, visit www.tyonek.com.
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