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Sikorsky and Boeing join forces for joint multi-role future vertical lift program

WASHINGTON, 19 Jan. 2013. Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. [NYSE: UTX], and Boeing [NYSE: BA] have signed a teaming agreement to submit a joint proposal in response to the U.S. Army Aviation Applied Technology Directorate solicitation for the Army's joint multi-role (JMR) technology demonstrator (TD) phase 1 program.

The JMR TD supports the Department of Defense's future vertical lift program to deliver the next generation of vertical lift aircraft with greater performance, reliability and affordability.

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The team will compete to build and fly one or more demonstrator aircraft in 2017 to be evaluated for next-generation vertical lift performance in a medium-lift-sized aircraft.

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., based in Stratford, Conn., is an aircraft design, manufacture and service company that produces the Black Hawk, Sea Hawk, and many other helicopters and aircraft for military and civilian use. United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Conn., provides a range of high-technology products and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries.

A unit of The Boeing Company, Boeing Defense, Space & Security is a defense, space and security business that specializes in capabilities-driven products, and produces many different military aircraft. Boeing Defense is headquartered in St. Louis.


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