Airbus Helicopters, PZL Swidnik – the Polish subsidiary of AgustaWestland and Sikorsky will compete in a contest to supply 70 multirole helicopters to Poland’s armed forces.
The ministry on 30 December confirmed that all the same three had submitted bids to the nation’s defence ministry.
Competing helicopters – the EC725, AW149 and S-70i Black Hawk/S-70B Seahawk will be examined before choosing which rotorcraft to take forward for testing, according to FlightGlobal.
Additional study of the industrial offsets proposed by the bidders will also be carried out, Ministry said, ahead of a potential contract award in the second half of 2015.
Kongsberg signed a contract with the Polish Ministry of National Defence for an NSM (Naval Strike Missile) Coastal Defence System valued at NOK 1.3 Billion
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
The US plans to sell 40 air-launched AGM 158-missiles to Poland as the Eastern European country further strengthens its defense amid the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, the Telegraph reports citing the US State Department. The joint air-to-surface missiles can carry 1,000-pound warheads and have a far longer maximum range than the ones Poland currently is equipped with
Poland is given a nod on a possible Foreign Military Sale of Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missiles and F-16 Operational Flight Plan upgrades for an estimated cost of $500 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on September 17, 2014
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
Airbus Group will present a wide range of cutting-edge products and technologies at the 10th edition of Aero India from 18 - 22 February 2015 at the Air Force Station Yelahanka, Bengaluru, India. The focus of Airbus Groups participation in the show would be to highlight its strong footprint in India and commitment to the Indian Governments ‘Make in India campaign
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