West Michigan companies received $14,109,991 from the military according to ongoing research conducted as part of Mediamouse.org’s military contracts database. The contracts–awarded to three of the top military contractors in the area–include work on components for military aircraft that is critical to the United States ongoing occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan.
The contracts are as follows:
* Woodward FST received $13,955,406 from the Air Force for the repair and overhaul of spray rings used in engines in the F16, F15, and F100-PW aircraft.
* GE Aviations Systems received a $91,655 for the repair of a digital computer for the Navy.
* L-3 Communications Avionics received a $62,930 contract for a directional antenna from the Department of Homeland Security.
Also, Wolverine Worldwide, the Rockford, Michigan based shoe manufacturer, announced record revenue and earnings for the last quarter. The company is the largest beneficiary of military contracts in West Michigan since the start of the “War on Terror.”