Triumph to deliver EDECUs for use in Black Hawk, Apache fleetNews
January 15, 2019
BERWYN, Pa. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) officials selected Triumph Integrated Systems, a business unit at Triumph Group, Inc. (TGI), to deliver Enhanced Digital Electronic Control Units (EDECUs) for use in the U.S. Army?s UH-60 Black Hawk and AH-64 Apache fleet. The five-year indefinite quantity/ indefinite delivery (IDIQ) contract is worth approximately $77 million.
Once the units are installed, they will enable the Army to complete the upgrade of the digital electronic control units on the highly utilized fleets providing the additional engine control capability of the enhanced units. Triumph’s Engine & Control business in West Hartford, Connecticut will manufacture approximately 3,100 EDECUs to meet the contract's requirements.
Triumph was originally awarded the logistics contract to replace the digital electronic control units in 2013 following its participation in the Army’s Universal Control Technology Program. In the program, Triumph developed an enhanced single part number, common controller with the processing power to handle multiple application software packages, address electronics obsolescence issues, provide a work station-like platform for improved monitoring of engine health and reduce engine control system recurring and logistics costs.