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Demand for MH-60R helicopter 'never higher', Lockheed Martin says

27th October 2022 - 12:30 GMT | by Harry Lye in London


An MH-60R takes off from the flight deck of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy. While the USN is the primary user, the manufacturer is confident of more international orders. (Photo: USN)

Norway, Sweden and Spain are three European countries interested in buying the US MH-60R maritime helicopter.

Demand for the MH-60R helicopter has never been higher; a Lockheed Martin executive told reporters during the Euronaval event in Paris.

The company has seen interest in the aircraft from Norway, Sweden and Spain and is continuing work to deliver helicopters to India, Greece, and South Korea.

In June, the Norwegian government axed its NH90 helicopter contract, saying the aircraft failed to meet operational requirements. At the time, Norway said it would seek 'full restitution of all funds and assets' exchanged between it and NH90 maker NHIndustries.

In July, Swedish Air Force chief Maj Gen Carl-Johan Edstrom also aired

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Harry Lye


Harry Lye

Harry Lye was Senior Naval Reporter at Shephard Media.

Harry joined the company in 2021, …

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