Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems was awarded a delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement, for non-recurring engineering required to modify, test and qualify the MH-60R/S Gen III, Gen V, and Gen VI Mission Computer and Flight Management Computer Weapons Replaceable Assembly to address the diminishing manufacturing sources and material shortages obsolescence issues.
The delivery order, valued at around $22 million, was awarded by the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) located in Patuxent River, Maryland.
Fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement (Navy); and foreign military sales funds for the amount are being obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy; the government of Australia; and the Government of Denmark under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program.
The work will be performed in Owego, New York (96.74 percent); Kanata, Ontario, Canada (2.78 percent); Oldsmar, Florida (0.25 percent), and Stratford, Connecticut (0.23 percent) and is expected to be completed in December 2020.
Sikorsky MH-60 Seahawk
Sikorsky SH-60/MH-60 Seahawk (or Sea Hawk) is a twin turboshaft engine, multi-mission United States Navy helicopter based on the United States Army UH-60 Black Hawk and a member of the Sikorsky S-70 family. The most significant airframe modification is a hinged tail to reduce its footprint aboard ships.
The U.S. Navy uses the H-60 airframe under the model designations SH-60B, SH-60F, HH-60H, MH-60R, and MH-60S.
Able to deploy aboard any air-capable frigate, destroyer, cruiser, fast combat support ship, amphibious assault ship, or aircraft carrier, the Seahawk can handle anti-submarine warfare (ASW), anti-surface warfare (ASUW), naval special warfare (NSW) insertion, search and rescue (SAR), combat search and rescue (CSAR), vertical replenishment (VERTREP), and medical evacuation (MEDEVAC).
All Navy H-60s carry a rescue hoist for SAR/CSAR missions.