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Sikorsky to sustain US heavy-lift helicopters

9th November 2018 - 15:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Sikorsky has received a $717 million performance-based logistics (PBL) contract to provide supply and logistics support to US Marine Corps and US Navy heavy-lift helicopters, Lockheed Martin announced on 5 November.

Under the contract, Sikorsky will provide repairs, overhauls, spares, obsolescence mitigation and asset management services to the entire fleet of in-service CH-53E Super Stallion and MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopters for four years.

The expanded comprehensive arrangement will cover additional readiness-critical components, including main and tail rotor blades, main gearbox, main rotor head, flight control components as well as accessories such as refuelling probe and cargo system components.

Pierre Garant, Sikorsky senior programme manager, Marine Corps in-service programs, said: ‘We expect the expanded PBL to measurably improve material availability and reduce support cost while increasing overall aircraft readiness

‘Our support infrastructure and past performance-based logistics successes will result in Sikorsky continuing to reliably provide mission support critical to the warfighter.’

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