Hydraulics International has been awarded two U.S. government contracts–one for the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) and a second to supply corrosion control carts to the U.S. Navy. For the JSF, the company will provide both diesel and electric power supplies. To date, four systems of this type have been purchased and will be used during the assembly and flight test of the first low rate of initial production batch of F-35s.
The company has also received an order for 570 small and 270 large corrosion control carts that are used in corrosion control maintenance of U.S. Navy and Marine Corps fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft. These units are used to flush out the gas paths of aircraft engines and use a mix of filtered water and a soap/preservation solution in order to inhibit corrosion.