Sikorsky adds Rockwell Collins training capabilities to CSAR-X bid

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Sikorsky adds Rockwell Collins training capabilities to CSAR-X bid

February 02, 2006

  Air Warfare Symposium, Orlando, Florida - Feb. 2, 2006 - Sikorsky Aircraft has signed an exclusive teaming agreement with Rockwell Collins Simulation & Training Solutions, LLC, a subsidiary of Rockwell Collins, Inc., to be the training solutions provider for its bid in the U.S. Air Force-s CSAR-X competition. Sikorsky's offering, the HH-92™ weapon system, a military variant of the S-92™ helicopter, provides the best combination of survivability, performance, interoperability, safety and cost for the vital CSAR-X mission. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

Under this agreement, announced at a press briefing held at the Air Warfare Symposium this week in Orlando, Rockwell Collins will provide seamless integration between the avionics system and the training systems for the HH-92™.

"We are proud to offer Rockwell Collins' simulation and training capabilities for the HH-92. Our goal and strategy is to create a total value and life support solution for the customer that operates, maintains and sustains the weapons system from both operational and cost perspectives," said Paul Martin, Sikorsky senior vice president of government and advanced programs.

"The concurrent design of the aircraft, training system, and avionics will reduce overall program risk and build off of advances already being made in the Canadian Maritime Helicopter program," said Tony Syme, vice president Simulation & Training Solutions for Rockwell Collins.

The Canadian government has already contracted with Sikorsky for 28 H-92™ helicopters, designated the CH-148 Cyclone, to conduct a variety of missions including search and rescue, passenger and cargo transfer, medical evacuations and tactical transport.

This teaming agreement builds upon an already long and successful relationship between Rockwell Collins and Sikorsky. In addition to Rockwell Collins' proven avionics capabilities on the S-92 and S-70 and the company is also a proven supplier of rotary wing training systems, including work on the UH-60 and MH-60.

The Air Force launched the multibillion-dollar CSAR-X competition in May 2005 to replace its current fleet of Sikorsky HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters.

Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is a worldwide leader in the design, production, and support of communication and aviation electronics for commercial and government customers. The company's 17,000 employees in 27 countries deliver industry-leading communication, navigation, surveillance, display, flight control, inflight entertainment, information management, and maintenance, training and simulation solutions. Additional information is available at www.rockwellcollins.com.

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, based in Stratford, Conn., is a world leader in helicopter design, manufacturing and service. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation of Hartford, Conn., which provides a broad range of high technology products and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries.

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