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LAAD 2013: US Navy widens SH-60F sales push

9th April 2013 - 22:32 GMT | by Tony Skinner in Rio de Janeiro


The US Navy is placing fresh emphasis on the sales drive for refurbished SH-60F Seahawks as increasing numbers of the legacy aircraft are withdrawn from service. 

Speaking at the LAAD 2013 exhibition in Rio de Janeiro, Mike Sears, director of international programmes for the US Navy’s PMA299, told Shephard that 24 SH-60Fs were currently set aside for future Excess Defense Article (EDA) sales and that number would likely increase as replacement MH-60R/S squadrons are stood up.

The navy is in discussion with Spain, which previously purchased two SH-60Fs, about a possible future sale of more of the aircraft as an

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Tony Skinner

Tony Skinner is Shephard Media's Creative Director, overseeing the strategic direction, content development and project …

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