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Unitech awarded US Army contract for composite PHODS

News International-French

14 Nov 2011

Unitech Composites and Structures, Inc. (Unitech), an AGC Aerospace & Defense company, has been awarded a contract to design and produce a next generation lightweight, composite overwrapped pressure vessel (COPV) for the US Army Portable Helicopter Oxygen Delivery System (PHODS).

“Unitech is honored to work with the Army on this new and improved composite overwrapped pressure vessel,” stated Alan Haase, President of Unitech and the AGC Composites Group.  “This next generation PHODS vessel will provide our soldier with longer oxygen delivery duration as well as a lighter weight vessel. Designing and manufacturing a high quality product that helps our military is extremely important to us.”

Unitech, using state of the art equipment and advanced composite materials will deliver a lighter and more capable vessel which will enhance the overall performance as compared to the first generation PHODS system.  The new COPV design is backward compatible, so it may be used with older, currently fielded pressure vessel systems.  This technology is also available and being evaluated for other platforms.

About Unitech Composites And Structures
Unitech designs and manufactures composite structures in commercial and military aerospace markets. The company maintains continued commitment to innovation, quality, and flexibility towards the requirements of individual airlines and OEMs. Unitech operates within the Composites Group of AGC Aerospace & Defense.

About AGC Aerospace & Defense
AGC Aerospace & Defense, the operating portfolio of aerospace and defense private equity group, Acorn Growth Companies, is a leader in supplying technologies, systems and services that support key commercial and military programs. Operating in multiple locations across the globe, capabilities within the AGC Aerospace & Defense portfolio range from financing, engineering, and integration services to manufacturing, logistics, and aircraft modifications.

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