United Technologies Corporation

United Technologies Corporation is an international conglomerate that oversees a number of subsidiary companies. It is a major manufacturer of defense technologies, including missile systems and military helicopters. The most famous of the latter is the UN-60 Black Hawk. This entry will provide a brief overview of the corporation’s history and present its current role in the American defense industry.

Early Years

The company began in 1925, when Fred Rentschler founded the Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Company. The company served as one of the first to specialize in manufacture of engines specifically designed for aircraft builders. In its early years, the chief customers of Pratt & Whitney were Bill Boeing and Chance Vought. As the decade wore on, Rentschler sought a means to formalize his relationship with ...

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