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CTSi Wins APF C-130 Battlefield Illumination Dispenser Kits Contract
Date: Sep 06, 2013
Author: press release
Source: Company Data ( click here to go to the source)

Featured firm in this article: Coherent Technical Services Inc of Lexington Park, MD

CTSi was awarded a new delivery order contract with the Aircraft Prototype Facility (APF) to fabricate and deliver C-130 Battlefield Illumination Dispenser Kits.

Here is a little background on the effort:

The C-130 aircraft does not have an integrated system for dispensing battlefield illumination flares. To help fill this deficiency, Air Force developed a stand-alone flare dispenser system that fits between the ramp and rear cargo door. At the request of PMA-207, the Aircraft Prototype Systems Division (APSD) reverse-engineered the sole Air Force system and created a documentation package that will be used to fabricate multiple copies of the original unit, along with a flare storage box. The Aircraft Prototype Systems Division will produce a single system to validate the data package, expected completion mid-November 2013. APSD is seeking the support of our APF primes in the fabrication and delivery of the remaining systems.