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UTC Aerospace Systems to Work on Air Force INVENT Program

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UTC will design, develop, and test advanced actuators, focusing on improving energy, power, and thermal management.

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Manufacturing Group November 29, 2012

UTC Aerospace Systems will work together with Boeing on the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory's Integrated Vehicle Energy Technology (INVENT) program to develop advanced actuation technology for future aircraft. UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., will perform the research and development for this program at its Electronic Systems Center in Phoenix, AZ.

UTC Aerospace Systems, as part of the High Performance Electric Actuation System integrated product team, will design, develop, and test an integrated suite of advanced actuators featuring technology focused on improving energy, power, and thermal management. These new technologies will be specifically targeted at primary flight control actuation for the next generation of tactical fighters and air mobility transport systems.

Mike Gardiner, president, Actuation Systems says, "Our experience and expertise developing advanced, reliable, power-optimized actuation systems brings a unique capability to Boeing and the U.S. Air Force. We are pleased to cooperate on such a significant program and look forward to this and future collaboration on next generation military aircraft."

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