The US Navy and Army will proceed with the existing plan to purchase 102 Sikorsky helicopters for $1.3 billion in the coming year, US DoD announced Monday.
The Navy’s contract revives the earlier rejected military proposal. The rejection would mean the US Army's contract would also become void.
The Army awarded $771.9 million contract that includes modification for 41 UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters and 24 HH-60M medical evacuation helicopters, with associated support functions. The contract is scheduled to complete by June next year.
The Navy awarded $535.3 million contract that involves modification of eight MH-60S and 29 MH-60R Seahawk helicopters, and to fund associated sustaining engineering, program management, systems engineering, provisioning, technical publications, other integrated logistics support and provide advance procurement funding for program years four and five. Work is scheduled to be complete at the end of 2015.
US had signed the $8.5 billion deal with Sikorsky for an approximate 653 helicopters in June 2012. Deliveries are to run through 2017. The deal included options for 263 more helicopters.
The Indian Ministry of Defense will now accept commercial bids from Sikorsky later this month for the procurement of 16 multirole helicopters for the Navy. Contender NHIndustries has reportedly been ejected because of its connection to Finmeccanica which is currently under a partial ban in India
Sikorsky Aircraft has threatened to pull out of the Polands multi-purpose helicopter acquisition program unless its conditions are changed, Local Media reported Thursday. In a letter sent to President Bronislaw Komorowski, the CEO of Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (SAC) Mick Maurer claimed that the tender announcement was made in such a way that only one of the participating companies could fulfil the conditions
Sikorsky's newly unveiled S-97 RAIDER helicopter prototype can fly at double the speed of conventional helicopters with coaxial counter-rotating main rotors and pusher propeller provide cruise speeds up to 220 knots (253 mph). The company unveiled the first of two S-97 RAIDER helicopter prototypes, signaling the start of activities in the programs test flight phase and a major step toward demonstrating the new – and first – armed reconnaissance rotorcraft featuring X2 Technology designed for military missions
Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has approved sale of UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters to Brazil at an estimated cost of $145 million Monday. The Government of Brazil has requested a possible sale of 3 UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters with 8 T-700-GE-701C engines (6 installed and 2 spares), 12 M-134 7
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Sikorsky Aircraft announced Friday that it has delivered six CH-148 Cyclone helicopters to the Canadian government during an acceptance celebration. The six helicopters represent the first of 28 Cyclone aircraft that Sikorsky will deliver to the Canadian Armed Forces to perform a full range of anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare, search and rescue, and utility missions in various environments
Sikorsky has won $8 million contract for Phase 1 of the Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System (ALIAS) program from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The DARPA's ALIAS programs aim is to develop and insert new automation into existing aircraft to enable operation with reduced onboard crew, according to the press release announced on Friday
Pentagon announced Friday that Lockheed Martin, Sikorsky joint venture, Marine Helicopter support has won a $2 billion contract for servicing the US Navy's H-60 helicopters. The contract covers performance-based logistics on 1,710 assemblies and components, and also includes the repair, modification, overhaul and replacement of hardware for the Navy's fleet of H-60 helicopters, Reuters quoted Pentagon announcement
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp has begun the ground testing for the S-97 RAIDER program. The RAIDER is an armed reconnaissance rotorcraft designed to outmatch conventional military helicopters in maneuverability, payload, speed, range and high/hot environmental conditions
Picatinny engineers have begun delivering the new lightweight M252A1 81mm system to the US Army, which is 12 pounds, or 14 percent, lighter than its predecessor, the legacy M252 mortar system. "The new lightweight system reduces the load for dismounted battalion mortar platoons, while retaining the same durability, rates of fire, and range of the legacy system," said Lt
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