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Air Force awards deal for Halvorsen loader

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CHICAGO, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- The U.S. Air Force has contracted JBT Corp. for the company's loader system to support the shipment of military cargo.

JBT announced its JBT AeroTech business was awarded the Air Force contract. Under the $28.3 million order, JBT AeroTech will deliver its Halvorsen 25K Loader systems to the Air Force.

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The Halvorsen 25K Loader, widely deployed by the Air Force, supports loading and unloading requirements on aircraft needed by the military to transport cargo for both defense and humanitarian initiatives.

"We are pleased to continue to supply the U.S. Air Force's air cargo operational needs through the Halvorsen program," John Lee, JBT AeroTech vice president and division manager, said in a statement.

"The Halvorsen 25K Loader was designed for rapid deployment and has proven to be very reliable under the most rigorous and demanding of conditions."

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