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DSEI 2023: Lockheed to produce about 40% of Black Hawks on UK soil if it wins NMH contest

13th September 2023 - 10:30 GMT | by Norbert Neumann in London


Lockheed Martin estimates that nearly 40% of total New Medium Helicopter Black Hawk production and assembly would occur in the UK. (Photo: Sikorsky)

Lockheed Martin promises a boost to the British job market and export opportunities, while strengthening ties with Poland and positioning the UK for a future in rotorcraft technology in the event of a New Medium Helicopter competition triumph.

Lockheed Martin announced on 12 September at DSEI that it has partnered with StandardAero to assemble the Black Hawk helicopter in the UK if it were to win the New Medium Helicopter (NMH) competition.

Addressing media at the trade fair, Paul Livingston, CEO of Lockheed Martin UK, announced that StandardAero will set up a production line for the S-70M Black Hawk helicopter at its Gosport facility in southern England.

At this location, StandardAero will assemble components manufactured by PZL Mielec in Poland to complete the helicopter.

Livingston said his company estimates that nearly 40% of total Black Hawk production

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Norbert Neumann


Norbert Neumann

Norbert is the Aviation, Military Training & Simulation reporter at Shephard Media. Before joining Shephard in …

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