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Sikorsky seals sought-after subcontinent sale

16th May 2020 - 01:30 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch

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The Indian Navy (IN) is desperate to obtain new multirole/ASW helicopters, and the procurement of MH-60R aircraft has now progressed to an FMS contract being awarded to Sikorsky parent company Lockheed Martin.

Announced by the US DoD on 14 May, the $904.8 million contract will see Lockheed Martin build 24 airframes under the oversight of Naval Air Systems Command.

Interestingly, the contract is broken down into 21 MH-60Rs for the IN and three for the USN.

This is because the USN is directly supplying India with three brand new Romeos from its own unused inventory, in order for the IN

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Gordon Arthur is the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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