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Hayden firm Unitech gets contract for V-22 Osprey

Hayden, Idaho manufacturing firm Unitech has won a contract with the Defense Department to make lightweight, insulated ducting components for the V-22 Osprey aircraft.

Unitech, a division of AGC Aerospace & Defense, is expecting to do at least $8 million worth of work in relation to the aircraft contract.

The V-22 is the first tiltrotor aircraft to be deployed by the military; it combines features of an airplane and a helicopter. The airframe incorporates state-of-the-art materials and structural designs which increase reliability and reduce weight.

Unitech President Al Haase, in an e-mail, said the  amount of work for Unitech "depends on V-22 production numbers, but (will come to) at least $8 million over the next several years."

Photo here is by U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Joe Kane.

Tom Sowa
Tom Sowa covers technology, retail and economic development and writes the Office Hours blog.