Parker-Hannifin wins contract for H-53 aircraft

3 September 2020 (Last Updated September 3rd, 2020 11:38)

Parker-Hannifin has secured a performance based logistics (PBL) contract from the US Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support (NAVSUP WSS) for the CH-53 Sea Stallion and MH-53E Sea Dragon aircraft.

Parker-Hannifin wins contract for H-53 aircraft
A US Marine Corps CH-53D Sea Stallion. Credit: Staff Sgt. Raul Gonzalez, USMC.

Parker-Hannifin has secured a performance based logistics (PBL) contract from the US Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support (NAVSUP WSS) for the CH-53 Sea Stallion and MH-53E Sea Dragon aircraft.

Worth around $25m, the firm-fixed-price contract is valid for five years.

The contract covers 13 components, which include three of the platform’s top degraders.

NAVSUP WSS PBL Center of Excellence director Michael Forgione said: “The NAVSUP WSS PBL Center of Excellence looks forward to adding the new PBL contract with Parker-Hannifin to our existing portfolio.

“This contract will provide major benefits to the H-53 customer by improving the overall supply support of several top degraders.”

The two configurations of radial piston pumps and the hydraulic servo valve are some of the contract’s notable components.

These parts boost the availability of material for fleet readiness.

NAVSUP WSS contracting officer Stephen Van Note said: “This contract will improve material availability for the covered components, which will no longer be a detriment to the larger platform metrics of mission-capable and fully mission-capable rates.

“Further, the contract maintains the public-private partnership supporting this platform as it requires a full partnership between the Navy Organic Depot, Fleet Readiness Center East, and Parker-Hannifin.”

This contract with Parker-Hannifin is expected to bring increased supply availability to the complete CH-53 and MH-53 platform.

NAVSUP WSS renewed a $2.3bn H-60 Seahawk performance-based logistics (PBL) contract in February, reported Tristan Pavlik of Navy.mil. This contract was signed with Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission System (LMRMS).