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Eaton Signs Agreement with Doosan Corporation Mottrol to Supply Hydraulic Pump for Korea Aerospace Industries’ KF-X Fighter

Date: February 14, 2018

IRVINE … Power management company Eaton and Doosan Corporation Mottrol have signed an agreement to supply hydraulic pumps for South Korea’s first domestically manufactured fighter aircraft, the KF-X. The agreement expands Eaton’s presence in the Asia-Pacific aerospace market and reinforces its role as a leading development partner for many of the region’s — and the world’s — most advanced military and commercial aircraft programs.

“Eaton’s broad portfolio of highly reliable components helps customers minimize development costs by leveraging proven products for new aircraft programs,” said Nanda Kumar, president of Eaton’s Aerospace Group. “Eaton is honored to continue our relationship with Doosan Corporation Mottrol on the KF-X program by working together to produce a hydraulic pump that delivers superior performance along with affordability.”

In the aerospace industry, Eaton is a leading supplier of products and technologies for hydraulic systems, fuel and inerting systems, motion control and engine solutions. Eaton's portfolio includes hydraulic engine-driven and electro-hydraulic pumps, control and storage equipment, distribution components and motors; engine and airframe fuel pumps, fuel-control valves, aerial- and ground-fueling equipment, lightning protection devices, and fuel-gauging and fuel-inerting systems; electrical generators, secondary flight-control actuators, door and utility actuators, and nose wheel steering and actuation-control systems; air-distribution products, pressure sensors, static and dynamic seals, and fluid-health monitoring products and systems; and aftermarket service and support. Eaton serves commercial and military aerospace, marine, and defense markets worldwide.

Eaton is a power management company with 2017 sales of $20.4 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 96,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries.

Michelle Lutrick
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Eaton and Doosan Corporation Mottrol have signed an agreement to produce a newly designed hydraulic pump for the KF-X fighter. Each aircraft will be equipped with two hydraulic pumps.