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Work on the new aircraft will take place at Sikorsky’s headquarters in Stratford.
The company’s Matrix Autonomy Technology will be integrated into a digitally enabled fire management system.
Teams from Sikorsky and the military have worked since April and conducted more than 30 test events and evaluated 135 potential design solutions.
The Air Force program calls for 113 helicopters to replace its predecessor, the Sikorsky HH-60G Pave Hawk.
The pre-apprenticeship program allows students to apply the hours of work and study certified to any aerospace manufacturer.
The new contract is the second in three months that Sikorsky received from the U.S. Navy.
The VH-92A aircraft will provide transportation for the president, vice president and foreign heads of state.
Sikorsky will begin deliveries of the helicopters in 2022 and also provide spares and logistical support.
Hundreds are expected at the Connecticut Supplier Growth Summit at the Stamford Marriott on May 21, which combines the expected trade fair and panel discussions with “Match Maker Meetings,” a kind of “speed dating” approach wherein small business suppliers and larger company buyers are paired off.
"The thing I've always tried to do is make something that people enjoy," said Gancsos, whose image appeared on the labels in devil attire.
A total of nine aircraft will be built in Connecticut.
The event has grown from a handful of participants and awards to one that this year featured hundreds of attendees and the recognition of 57 companies throughout New England.
Sikorsky, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Associated Aircraft Group, is teaming with aviation company Fly Blade Inc. to offer the service.