$51M for 25 MH-60R Helicopter Avionics Suites
Lockheed Martin Systems Integration-Owego in Owego, NY received an estimated $51 million advance acquisition contract for long lead efforts and materials associated with the production and delivery of the FY 2007 full rate production of 25 Lot V MH-60R helicopter mission avionics systems. Work will be performed in Owego, NY, and is expected to be complete in January 2007. This contract was not competitively procured by the Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, MD (N00019-06-C-0098).
The MH-60R multi-mission helicopter will be the fleet’s primary Anti-Submarine platform, and the non-carrier fleet’s primary Anti-Surface Warfare platform. The US Navy is aiming for a five-year multiyear procurement program in FY 2007-2011.This year, the budget is $600.1 million for 12 helicopters (FY05: $439.2M for 6), including $551.0 million for procurement (FY05: $359.1M) and $49.1 million for RDT&E (FY05: $80.1M). The FY 2007 request would see that rise to $935.1 million for 25 helicopters, including $915.8 million for procurement and $19.3 million for RDT&E.