East/West to help build next-gen helicopter

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    East/West to help build next-gen helicopter

    Ronkonkoma-based East/West Industries has been tapped by a Connecticut helicopter design firm to join a team tasked with building the U.S. military’s next-generation helicopter.

    Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp., recently selected East/West to join the team, bringing East/West’s patented, lightweight, energy-attenuating troop seats to the new aircraft, currently dubbed the S-97 Raider.

    East/West’s specially designed seats will allow the new helicopter to accommodate up to six combat-equipped troops.

    The S-97 Raider is currently in the advanced design stages and will be shown to the military for evaluation in 2014.


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