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    The US Defense Department said that a US-based aircraft components manufacturer won a contract worth more than $23 million to manufacture advanced concept ejection seats for B-1 heavy bombers and A-10 tactical support planes.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — A US-based aircraft components manufacturer won a contract worth more than $23 million to manufacture advanced concept ejection seats for B-1 Stealth Bombers and A-10 tactical support planes, the Defense Department said in a press release.

    "Universal Propulsion Company [of] Fairfield, California has been awarded a $23,565,896 contract for manufacture of the modernized aircraft seat sequencer," the release said on Wednesday.

    The contract provides for supply of Advanced Concept Ejection Seats II for B-1 Lancer and A-10 Thunderbolts, also known as Groundhog aircraft, the release added.

    Work on the contract is expected to be completed by March 29, 2019, according to the release.

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