Sikorsky Wins Danish Seahawks Equipment Contract

  • Our Bureau
  • 01:57 PM, June 26, 2014
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Sikorsky won a $115 million contract for varied engineering works on nine new Royal Danish MH-60R Seahawk helicopters.

US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) contract involves installation of a hydraulic deck lock system to secure each aircraft to the ship, troop seats, a VOR/ILS navigation system, an HF radio antenna and an external life raft pod.

The US Navy has awarded Sikorsky a $115 million contract for engineering work that includes the installation of a range of capabilities for the Royal Danish Air Force’s nine new MH-60R Seahawk helicopters.

The Seahawks are to replace the Danish Westland Lynx Mk 90B helicopter fleet that entered service from 1980.

Sirkosky had won a $135 million contract for the aircraft in May 2013. Lockheed Martin was contracted for the installation of the integrated mission systems in a development arrangement, which is standard for MH-60R.

All nine aircraft are due to be delivered to the Danish Defense Acquisition and Logistics Organization by 2018 under the FMS program, with the first aircraft to be delivered by May 2016, Sikorsky confirms.

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