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Orbit contracted for Sea Stallion upgrades

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. company Orbit International Corp. has been contracted to support the CH-53E Sea Stallion heavy-lift transport helicopter upgrade program.

Orbit International says its Electronics Group's Tulip Development Laboratory received the more than $100,000 design and qualification award from an unnamed company working as the prime contractor for the Sea Stallion upgrade program.

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Officials say after the approval of the design and qualification, TDL will upgrade Sea Stallion cockpit display systems with new advanced technologies worth as much as $3 million in potential production orders.

"The CH-53E Sea Stallion design and qualification display award validates our niche marketplace capabilities," David Gutman, TDL president and chief operating officer, said in a statement.

"Our design approach will be a multifunctional configuration, which will allow this display to operate as a potential replacement upgrade unit, requiring little or no modification for new and existing aircraft structures."

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