Aerospace, defence and energy components and systems company Meggitt announced a $21m contract with the Defense Logistics Agency in Richmond, Virginia on Monday, to supply fuel cell equipment for the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter until 2022.
The FTSE 250 company said its crashworthy, self-seal fuel tanks, which met the “ultra-rigorous” standards of flexibility, strength, impact and cut-and-tear resistance of US MIL-T-27422B, had stopped fuel spillage and reduced fire-related death and injury in survivable helicopter crashes to “almost zero”.

It said it would manufacture the UH-60 fuel cell equipment from its Rockmart facility.

“Meggitt is proud of the trust that DLA Richmond has once again placed in Meggitt to provide fuel cell equipment for the Black Hawk helicopter, underlining the exceptional performance record of our fuel cell technology, which is now present on virtually all US military helicopters,” said president of Meggitt Polymers & Composites Stewart Watson.