Parker Aerospace, a business segment of Parker Hannifin Corporation
(NYSE: PH), the global leader in motion and control technologies, has
been selected by Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) for its Helicopter
Autonomous Landing System (HALS) program.
Parker Aerospace's thermal management systems (TMS) organization will
provide SNC with thermal management solutions that enable HALS to be
initially integrated on UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters. SNC was awarded a
contract to fulfill the degraded visual environments (DVE) operational
needs statement issued by the US Army Aviation Networks Mission Planning
Program Directorate. SNC's HALS combines real-time 3D imagery with
digital terrain map, satellite imagery, and DVE specific guidance
symbology to provide a complete DVE solution for takeoff, approach, and
landing operations in fog, brownouts, and other DVEs. The initial HALS
deliveries will be used in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
"Parker is supplying us with the thermal management systems that will
provide cooling and heating for our critical HALS electronics," said Bob
Lombard, SNC's HALS program manager. "The systems we will be supplying
the Army will be installed in extremely harsh environments with high
levels of vibration, sand, dust, and heat," added Lombard. "We have been
very happy with Parker's thermal management products and support over
the last several years as we have progressed through a series of HALS
development and flight testing phases."
Parker Aerospace's TMS organization is located in Liberty Lake,
Washington, and Mentor, Ohio, and is part of the Parker Aerospace Gas
Turbine Fuel Systems Division. The team specializes in thermal
management systems, including liquid-cooled environmentally sealed
enclosures, cold plates, and heat rejection products for harsh
environments in defense, aerospace, and industrial applications. The TMS
organization works with other Parker divisions to provide motors,
controllers, pumps, valves, quick disconnects, and other fluid
distribution products to provide complete thermal management systems
solutions to military and aerospace customers.
About Parker Aerospace. Parker Aerospace is an operating segment
of Parker Hannifin Corporation. Parker Aerospace designs, manufactures,
and services flight control, hydraulic, fuel and inerting, fluid
conveyance, thermal management, and engine systems and components for
aerospace and other high-technology markets. For more information on
Parker Aerospace's thermal management capabilities, visit its website at tms.parker.com.
About Parker Hannifin. With annual sales exceeding $12 billion in
fiscal year 2011, Parker Hannifin is the world's leading diversified
manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing
precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial
and aerospace markets. The company employs approximately 58,000 people
in 47 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual
dividends paid to shareholders for 55 consecutive fiscal years, among
the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500
index. For more information, visit the company's web site at http://www.parker.com,
or its investor information site at http://www.phstock.com.
Alison Dittmeier, Media Relations & Communications