TRW has been awarded a contract by Agusta to supply the cargo winch for the NH90 helicopter. The multi-million dollar contract extends over the next 15 years and marks a significant win for the company's hoist and winch product line. Agusta is a partner in NH Industries, which builds the Tactical Transport Helicopter (TTH). The winch will be standard equipment on all TTH models.

The new winch is an upgraded model of TRW Aeronautical Systems' medium class winch system which has served the search and rescue market for more than 35 years. The new winch permanently stows below the aircraft floor and features variable speed, inching capability, unlimited duty cycle, drum-free mechanism and night-vision compatibility.

TRW Aeronautical Systems (Stand H11, Hall 2B) also supplies winches to the US Air Force¹s C-133, C-5A, C-5B, C-17 and C-130J aircraft.

Source: Flight Daily News