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New Zealand signs for Australia’s cast-off Seasprites

19th April 2013 - 12:54 GMT | by Jonathan Tringham in London

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Kaman Aerospace has announced a contract to provide ten ex-Australian Super Seasprite helicopters to the New Zealand Ministry of Defence (MoD), in a deal worth up to $242 million.

In a statement released on 19 April, the company said the New Zealand government had authorised the MoD to go ahead with the purchase of ten SH-2G(I) Super Seasprite aircraft at a cost of $120 million.  

The additional project costs are for missiles, a flight simulator, ship decklock modification, additional components, testing and introduction into service activities.

According to the MoD, the aircraft are currently in storage in Connecticut, USA.

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