The 10-year contract is worth more than $55 million ($110m), with deliveries due to begin early next year. The cockpit system features a smart 10in x 8in integrated display unit (IDU), a remote interface unit and GE-Aviation’s second-generation integrated standby instrument system (ISIS). It has a high degree of commonality with other British military and A-W helicopters, including the AW101 and Super Lynx 300.
GE is also to supply integrated systems and equipment to Bell-Boeing for the V-22 Osprey military tilt-rotor. The $190m order from Bell-Boeing covers 141 MV-22s for the US Marine Corps and 26 CV-22s for Air Force Special Operations Command.