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US re-ups H-60 contract with $8.5bn deal

written by australianaviation.com.au | July 10, 2012
The US has signed a five-year deal with Sikorsky for more than 650 H-60 Black Hawk and Seahawk helicopters.

Sikorsky Aircraft has won a five-year, US$8.5 billion contract to provide 653 H-60 Black Hawk and Seahawk helicopters to the US Army and Navy.

The deal is the eighth multi-year production contract signed for the workhorse helicopter program since 1982. Actual production quantities will be set on a year-to-year basis depending on funding allocations.

The contract also includes options for up to 263 additional aircraft. If exercised, those options would increase the total value of the contract to $11.7 billion.

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“By buying a five-year quantity of four helicopter models in a single joint-service purchase, the two services have enabled Sikorsky and our suppliers to aggressively control our long-term costs,” said John Palumbo, Sikorsky’s vice president for Black Hawk production.

US re-ups H-60 contract with $8.5bn deal

written by australianaviation.com.au | July 10, 2012
The US has signed a five-year deal with Sikorsky for more than 650 H-60 Black Hawk and Seahawk helicopters.

Sikorsky Aircraft has won a five-year, US$8.5 billion contract to provide 653 H-60 Black Hawk and Seahawk helicopters to the US Army and Navy.

The deal is the eighth multi-year production contract signed for the workhorse helicopter program since 1982. Actual production quantities will be set on a year-to-year basis depending on funding allocations.

The contract also includes options for up to 263 additional aircraft. If exercised, those options would increase the total value of the contract to $11.7 billion.

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“By buying a five-year quantity of four helicopter models in a single joint-service purchase, the two services have enabled Sikorsky and our suppliers to aggressively control our long-term costs,” said John Palumbo, Sikorsky’s vice president for Black Hawk production.

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