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Meggitt secures US$21mln fuel cell contract for UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter

Meggitt said its fuel cell technology is now present on "virtually all US military helicopters"
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Meggitt will supply its fuel cell technology to the Defense Logistics Agency in the US

Meggitt plc (LON:MGGT) has landed a US$21mln contract in the US to supply fuel cell equipment for the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter.

The British aerospace engineer will provide the equipment to the Defense Logistics Agency in Richmond, Virginia, until 2022.

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The company said its self-seal fuel tanks have stopped fuel spillage and reduced fire-related death and injury in a survivable helicopter crash to almost zero.

"Meggitt is proud of the trust that DLA Richmond has once again placed in Meggitt to provide fuel cell equipment for the Black Hawk helicopter, underlining the exceptional performance record of our fuel cell technology, which is now present on virtually all US military helicopters,” said Stewart Watson, president of Meggitt Polymers & Composites.

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