North America purchases S-300C helicopters
Sikorsky Aircraft has announced that it has received an order for two S-300C training helicopters with an option for four more, from IPTN North America, a subsidiary of PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI)/Indonesian Aerospace (IAe). The purchase is part of the Indonesian military’s plan to enhance its helicopter fleet and increase training solutions.
The S-300C helicopters will support the Indonesian Army’s requirements to train more than 100 new pilots in the next few years. The S-300C helicopter operates throughout the world in many demanding roles including military patrol and military flight training.
Linda Scott, General Manager for Southeast Asia, commented on the sale, saying, ‘The Asia-Pacific region is one of the areas in the world that has continued to sustain healthy economic growth in recent years. Specifically, Indonesia’s economic success allows the country to fund a defence modernisation plan that maintains a minimally essential force in the country. Sikorsky is honoured to be able to support Indonesia’s modernization efforts with our S-300C training helicopters.’ .
The aircraft are expected to be delivered in late 2012.
More from Defence Helicopter
Germany has committed to sending Ukraine six of its 21 retiring WS-61 Westland Sea King multirole, amphibious helicopters.
Boeing has clinched a major contract modification to further its backing of the US Special Operations Command’s MH-47G Chinook aircraft modernisation effort.
Two KAI helicopters, the KUH-1E utility helicopter and the Light Attack Helicopter (LAH), have taken centre stage at the Dubai Airshow 2023.
The Italian Navy now boasts a fleet of 56 NH90 helicopters comprising 46 SH-90As and 10 MH-90As.
The Argentinian Air Force (FAA) and the Argentinian Naval Aviation Command (COAN) are looking for options to upgrade their helicopter fleets.
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.