CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) showcased its advanced defense technology to U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) today at its Sensors and Integrated Systems facility in Vergennes, Vermont. Senator Leahy viewed cutting-edge aerospace products, met with the company's leadership team, and addressed employees about the importance of high-tech jobs in the region and thanked them for their great work.
"As they have for decades, the men and women in Vergennes are leading the way in aerospace innovation," said Senator Leahy. "UTC Aerospace Systems has developed extraordinary technology that promises to make our weapons more effective and accurate, helping to lead the way to keep Americans safe and reducing risk to non-combatants. I'm proud of what we've accomplished here together in Vermont."
Bettyann Lemire, general manager, UTC Aerospace Systems, said, "Senator Leahy has been a consistent advocate for our company's people and its products. His support of our advanced guidance, navigation, control and targeting systems is instrumental in creating and maintaining high-tech jobs here in Vermont as well as advancing precision systems. His leadership in the Senate Appropriations' defense subcommittee assures that the women and men in our armed services will be properly equipped to do their jobs, and this helps assure their safety in the field as well as our security at home."
The facility in Vergennes employs more than 800 people in disciplines including engineering, operations, manufacturing, supply chain and administrative functions. Major products produced include helicopter health and usage management systems (HUMS), aircraft fuel measurement and management systems, and guidance, navigation and control systems. Senator Leahy's visit, part of his tour of several Addison County employers, coincided with UTC Aerospace Systems' annual Wellness Fair.
UTC Aerospace Systems designs, manufactures and services integrated systems and components for the aerospace and defense industries. UTC Aerospace Systems supports a global customer base with significant worldwide manufacturing and customer service facilities.
United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Connecticut, provides high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries.
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