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Heli-Pacific 2012: Australia to get early MH-60Rs

23rd May 2012 - 08:38 GMT | by Tony Skinner in Gold Coast


Australia has accelerated the delivery schedule of its new MH-60R naval combat helicopter after securing some early production slots from the US Navy (USN), it has emerged.

Speaking at the Heli-Pacific conference in Queensland, Australia on 23 May, Capt Scott Lockey, project director for Air 9000 Phase 8 at Australia’s Defence Materiel Organisation, said the agency had come to an agreement with the USN to bring deliveries of the aircraft forward.

‘The forecast was to take delivery of the first aircraft in June 2014 but we have managed to get some of the US Navy’s early production slots and the

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