Meggitt PLC has signed a six year $130m requirements contract with the US Defense Logistics Agency for the supply of fuel bladders.

Meggitt PLC, a company specialising in high performance components and subsystems for the aerospace, defence and selected energy markets, has secured a six year requirements contract with the Defense Logistics Agency, Philadelphia, for the supply of fuel bladders to the F/A-18 Super Hornet, V-22 Osprey and the CH/MH-53 Super Stallion.

This contract has a potential lifetime value of $130 million and deliveries are scheduled to commence in 2020.

Meggitt say it’s fuel bladders use innovative polyurethane technology to provide a long-life, lightweight solution that is highly flexible, durable and maintenance-free.

“Their unique self-sealing properties have proved fundamental in reducing fuel spillage incidents and reducing fire-related death and injury in survivable helicopter crashes to almost zero.”

Chris Allen, President of Meggitt’s Airframe division said:

“This contract reflects the strong relationship that exists between Meggitt and the US Defense Logistics Agency. We are proud that Meggitt technology has again been selected to support crew and passenger safety through our innovative fuel cell technology.”

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