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NAVAIR SELECTS LUCAS FOR AV-8B HARRIER PROGRAM

 NAVAIR SELECTS LUCAS FOR AV-8B HARRIER PROGRAM
 FARNBOROUGH, England, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Lucas Aerospace has


been awarded a contract from Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), Arlington, Va., to supply gas turbine starters (GTS)/auxillary power units (APU) for the McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier. The current production contract is valued at $3.7 million. However, the Spanish and Italian navies are currently considering additional purchases of these aircraft, which could result in a contract valued at approximately $12 million.
 The system, a combined GTS and APU in one unit, is produced by Lucas at their Hemel Hempstead, England, Power Systems facility. The business is part of the international group of businesses that comprise the Aircraft Systems Division, which, in addition to its electric power generation capabilities, designs, develops and manufactures equipment and systems for ice protection, missile casings and actuation, cockpit and cabin windows and cargo handling systems.
 Lucas Aerospace is a leading supplier of aerospace systems and equipment with sales of $1.3 billion and operating facilities across Europe, North America, and Asia-Pacific, as well as associated companies, joint ventures, marketing and customer support facilities around the world. The company is a subsidiary of Lucas Industries plc -- an international organization serving the aerospace, automotive and other selected markets, with sales of $4 billion.
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 /CONTACT: Renate Myles, manager, marketing communications, or Michael Aplin, press and public relations, Lucas Aerospace, Lucas Business Center A41-47, Farnborough Air Show, 011-44-25-238-0840/1, or fax 011-44-25-238-0849/ CO: Lucas Aerospace; Naval Air Systems Command; McDonnell Douglas ST: IN: ARO SU: CON


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