$25.5M for MH-60R Seahawk Long-Lead Items
Lockheed Martin Systems Integration in Owego, NY received a $25.5 million modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price advance acquisition contract (N00019-04-C-0113) for long lead time materials and efforts associated with production and delivery of 12 full rate production MH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopter weapon systems. Work will be performed in Owego, NY, and is expected to be completed in April 2008. The Naval Air Systems Command in Patuxent River, MD issued the contract (N00019-04-C-0113).
The MH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopter is currently undergoing operational evaluation, and will feature advanced radar, new missile capabilities, low frequency dipping sonar, an integrated self-defense suite, and a host of other improvements over the S-60 Seahawk that include a new cabin, a service life extension for the tail, new avionics, and a new “glass” common cockpit based on display screens rather than dials (which it will share with the Marines’ SH-60S Knighthawk utility helicopter). This will allow pilots to switch from one aircraft type to another with greater ease and will reduce the logistic support infrastructure, resulting in lower cost of ownership.