ETI Tech of Englewood demonstrated an F-35 interactive cockpit for U.S. Rep. Mike Turner, R-Dayton, in this 2013 photo. FILE

Area firms named in defense contracts totaling $60 million

Regional firms have a part in two big recently announced defense contracts.

ETI Tech LLC, of Englewood, has been named with other firms to a maximum $34.2 million contract, the Department of Defense recently said.

ETI, at 75 Holiday Drive, specializes in flight hardware and ground support equipment and has supplied parts for the F-16 and F-35 II Lightning airplanes.

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Also named were companies in Euless, Texas; Clearwater, Fla.; Johnstown, Pa.; Lexington Park, Md. and Fairfield, N.J.

The work will be on F-16 avionics panels and faceplates. Work will be performed at each contractor’s facility and is expected to be completed by Oct. 13, 2029.

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, based at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, is the contracting activity.

In Cincinnati, General Electric Co. was awarded a $26.3 million order for LM2500 single shank hot section kits and paired blade parts.

The material will be used to replace worn nozzles and blades during repairs, thus extending the life of engines.

Work will be performed in Cincinnati and is expected to be completed by July 2020. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

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