UTC Aerospace Systems Awarded Turkey F-16 Reconnaissance Program

Fri Mar 1, 2013 8:00am EST

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CHARLOTTE, N.C.,  March 1, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- UTC Aerospace Systems has been
awarded a contract to provide the advanced DB-110 airborne reconnaissance system
on the F-16 platform for the Turkish Airborne Reconnaissance Program (TARP). The
contract was awarded by Aselsan Elektronic Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. on behalf of
the Turkish Air Force.  UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies
Corp. (NYSE: UTX)

Under the TARP contract, UTC Aerospace Systems will supply four DB-110
electro-optic/infra-red (EO/IR) reconnaissance pods for the Turkish Air Force
F-16 aircraft and three fixed/transportable Imagery Exploitation Systems.  The
company will also provide training and logistics support.

Kevin Raftery, vice president of ISR Systems said, "This selection by  Turkey 
marks our ninth award on the F-16 aircraft and with this growing customer base;
the DB-110 has become the standard for F-16 reconnaissance systems around the
world."

The DB-110 digital, real-time, tactical reconnaissance system captures images
day and night using electro-optical/infrared sensor technology.  Images can then
be transmitted in real-time to analysts on the ground as well as viewed on the
cockpit video display, enabling the pilots to verify targets and re-task based
on opportunities revealed during the mission.

UTC Aerospace Systems designs, manufactures and services integrated systems and
components for the aerospace and defense industries. UTC Aerospace Systems
supports a global customer base with significant worldwide manufacturing and
customer service facilities.  

United Technologies Corp., based in  Hartford, Connecticut, is a diversified
company providing high technology products and services to the building and
aerospace industries.

www.utcaerospacesystems.com

SOURCE  UTC Aerospace Systems


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