NAS Pauxtent River Pushing Forward With H-60R/ H-60S Production, R&D

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MH-60S(click to view full) The Naval Air Systems Command in Patuxent River, MD recently issued a pair of contracts that provide for low-rate initial production of six H-60R helicopters, and provide the R&D required to integrate critical electronics like Link 16, SINCGARS communication, and the Downed Aircrew Locator System Personnel Locator System into the MH-60R and MH-60S. MH-60Rs fire Hellfire(click to view full) Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. in Stratford, CT received a $64.7 million modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-04-C-0115) for the production and delivery of six Low Rate Initial Production MH-60R Multi-Mission helicopters. Work will be performed in Stratford, Conn. (92%); and Troy, Ala. (8%), and is expected to be completed in December 2006. Lockheed Martin Systems Integration-Owego in Owego, NY received an estimated value $50.7 million cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for the Link-16 Full Scale Integration of the MH-60R and MH-60S aircraft. This contract includes research and development efforts to design, develop, integrate, and test the Link-16 Tactical Data Link subsystem and Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS) functionality for both the MH-60R and MH-60S aircraft, and the Downed Aircrew Locator System Personnel Locator System for the MH-60S. Work will be performed in Owego, NY and is […]

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