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Derco Signs Agreement with ATK to Distribute Missile Warning and Surveillance Systems

July 21, 2010

  LONDON, United Kingdom - Derco Aerospace, Inc., a Sikorsky Aerospace Services company, announced today it has signed an agreement with Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) to distribute its AAR-47 Missile and Laser Warning System and Roll-on/Roll-off Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (RORO ISR) systems for C-130 and L-100 aircraft. Sikorsky Aerospace Services is the worldwide aftermarket business of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX)

With distribution in 15 countries, this new agreement further solidifies Derco's position as a total aftermarket support provider for aircraft operators worldwide. The AAR-47and RORO ISR systems are designed to be compatible with C-130 and L-100 aircraft operating in hostile environments. These systems will help ensure the safe execution of strategic and humanitarian missions.

“We are excited to become ATK's distributor for the AAR-47 and RORO ISR systems,” said Paul Fuhrmann, Derco’s Director of OEM and Repair Solutions. “This agreement further expands our portfolio of mission-specific, high-technology modifications and upgrades supporting fixed-wing aircraft.”

Founded in 1979, Derco Aerospace Inc. is based in Milwaukee, Wis., and is a world leader in providing aircraft spares distribution, logistics solutions, repair services and technical solutions to customers around the globe. Today, Derco is a full-service logistics and solutions provider, supporting military and commercial fleets in 67 countries.

For more information regarding Derco Aerospace, please call (414) 355-3066 or visit

Sikorsky Aerospace Services, a Sikorsky company, provides comprehensive support to rotary and fixed wing operators around the world. It offers its military and commercial customers a full portfolio of support services, including material distribution, maintenance, overhaul & repair, aircraft modifications and life-cycle support.  Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., based in Stratford, Conn., is a world leader in helicopter design, manufacture and service. United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Conn., provides a broad range of high technology products and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries.

ATK is a premier aerospace and defense company with more than 18,000 employees in 22 states, Puerto Rico and internationally, and revenues of approximately $4.8 billion.  News and information can be found on the Internet at

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