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Greece has eyes for Romeo but F-16V uncertainty sours Lockheed courtship

28th October 2020 - 13:45 GMT | by Tim Martin in London

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The Hellenic Navy is set to receive a new fleet of MH-60R naval helicopters, but reported workforce difficulties for F-16V supplier Hellenic Aviation Industry could cause industrial complications for Lockheed Martin.

The US DoD has awarded Lockheed Martin a $194 million contract modification for the production of four MH-60R Romeo naval helicopters ordered by the Hellenic Navy, with Greece exercising an option to procure three AN/AQS-22 Airborne Low-Frequency Sonars (ALFS) in the process.

The new aircraft are an addition to a fleet of Greek S-70B Seahawks and will be built to undertake anti-surface and ASW missions.

Five Lockheed Martin company facilities will be used to manufacture the helicopters starting with Troy, Alabama, where cabins and tail cones are set to be made.

Stratford, Connecticut, will then be used for final ...

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