Sikorsky’s $7.4-11.6B “Multi-Year VII” H-60 Helicopter Contract

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UH-60M: torch passed(click to view full) In 2005 a full-rate production decision to authorize more than 1,200 UH-60M aircraft was scheduled for 2007, and indeed, on Dec 12/07, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. signed a 5-year, multi-service contract in Huntsville, AL for a minimum of 537 helicopters to be delivered to the U.S. Army and Navy. The “Multi-Year VII” contract covers UH-60M Black Hawk troop transport and light cargo helicopters, and HH-60M SAR(Search And Rescue) / MEDEVAC(MEDical EVACuation) helicopters. These 2 platforms will replace the Army’s current UH-60 Black Hawk fleet, while the US Navy’s MH-60S and MH-60R Seahawk aircraft will replace the Navy’s existing SH-60B/F Seahawks, HH-60 CSAR(Combat Search and Rescue), UH-3H Sea Kings, CH-46D Sea Knights, and HH-1N Huey SAR helicopters. These new helicopter types are also available to Foreign Military Sales class customers, under the American contract’s advantageous pricing and terms. Now, substantial orders are being placed – and DID has updated totals and breakdowns. Structure and Totals MH-60S from USS JFK(click to view full) This is a price framework agreement rather than a firm schedule; actual production quantities will be determined year-by-year over the life of the program, based on funding allocations set by Congress and the Pentagon. […]

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