Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Awards Héroux-Devtek Multi-Year CH-53K Heavy Lift Helicopter Contract



    Systems Design and Development (SDD) of landing gears

    PARIS, France, June 18 /CNW Telbec/ - Héroux-Devtek Inc. (TSX: HRX), a
leading Canadian manufacturer of aerospace and industrial products, today
announced that Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation has awarded its Landing Gear
Division a contract to participate in the CH-53K Heavy Lift Helicopter
program. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:  UTX).
    Under the terms of the agreement, Héroux-Devtek will design, develop,
fabricate, assemble, test and deliver the Helicopter's landing gears and tail
bumper during the CH53K Heavy Lift program's Systems Design and Development
(SDD) phase. This development phase of the program includes the production of
landing gears and tail bumper assemblies for 8 systems.
    The Production phase of the program, with the delivery of two (2) systems
for the Low Rate Initial Production phase in 2013 and four (4) systems in
2014, is expected to lead to 156 deliveries to the U.S. Marine Corps under
current program expectations. Total revenue for the SDD and the Production
Phase, which will be awarded in a separate contract, is expected to exceed
$95M.
    "The fact that Héroux-Devtek has been selected by Sikorsky to participate
in the development phase of this important program is a sign of confidence in
our expertise and our ability to deliver on the most complex assignments,"
stated Martin Brassard, Vice President and General Manager of Héroux-Devtek
Landing Gear Division. "We are very enthusiastic to work with the Sikorsky
team and look forward to developing this new long term relationship with a
world leader like Sikorsky," stated Gilles Labbé, President and Chief
Executive Office of Héroux-Devtek Inc.

    About Héroux-Devtek

    Héroux-Devtek (TSX: HRX), a Canadian company, serves two main market
segments: Aerospace and Industrial Products, specializing in the design,
development, manufacture and repair of related systems and components.
Héroux-Devtek supplies both the commercial and military sectors of the
Aerospace segment with landing gear systems (including spare parts, repair and
overhaul services), as well as airframe structural components and assemblies.
The Company also supplies the industrial segment with large components for
power generation equipment and precision components for other industrial
applications. Over 70% of the Company's sales are outside Canada, mainly in
the United States. The Company's head office is located in Longueuil, Québec,
with facilities in the Greater Montreal area (Longueuil, Dorval, Laval and
Rivière-des-Prairies); Kitchener and Scarborough, Ontario; Arlington, Texas
and Cincinnati, Ohio. For additional information, visit www.herouxdevtek.com.

    About Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation

    Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., based in Stratford, Conn., is a world leader in
helicopter design, manufacturing and service. United Technologies Corp., based
in Hartford, Conn., provides a broad range of high-technology products and
support services to the aerospace and building systems industries.
    Sikorsky Aircraft has been selected by the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) to
Design, Develop, Fabricate and Demonstrate the CH-53K Heavy Lift Helicopter.
The CH5-3K is the next generation Heavy Lift Helicopter and SAC was awarded
the System Design and Demonstration (SDD) Prime Contract in April 2006.
    The CH-53K is a dual-piloted, multi-engine, vertical take-off and landing
(VTOL) helicopter that will provide the USMC with improved heavy lift
capability to perform cargo and troop transport missions, reduced operating
costs, and state of the art interoperability.




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For further information: Media Contacts: For Héroux-Devtek: Rick
Leckner, MaisonBrison, (514) 731-0000, rickl@maisonbrison.com

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