Sikorsky Wins $549 Million MH-60 Heli Contract

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  • 08:56 AM, January 10, 2014
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Sikorsky Aircraft has won a $549 million modification contract for US Navy’s 18 MH-60S helicopters and 19 MH-60R helicopters.

Estimated completion date is Dec. 31, 2015.  

Sikorsky was first awarded the contract to develop the MH-60S in 1997. By January 2011, 52 MH-60R and 154 MH-60S helicopters were in the service with the US Navy, with the first deployment took place on board USS Essex, Wasp Class amphibious assault ship, in January 2003 and a number of MH-60S helicopters were deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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