Lockheed Martin is awarded $180 million for the production and delivery of four MH-60R Seahawk multi-mission helicopters to Greece.
The contract modification (N00019-19-C-0013)(P00019) announced by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is worth a total of $193.98 million. The remaining $13.98 million is for the supply of three AN/AQS-22 Airborne Low Frequency Sonar (ALFS) systems to Greece.
The sale is being conducted under the U.S. government’s Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program and the contracting activity is the U.S. Department of the Navy (DoN)’s Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR). The four helicopters and the sonar systems are expected to be delivered to the Hellenic Navy by February 2025.
The contract work will be performed in Owego, New York (49%); Stratford, Connecticut (37%); Troy, Alabama (7%); Brest, France (6%); and Portsmouth, Rhode Island (1%).
MH-60R is a variant of SH-60/MH-60 Seahawk (or Sea Hawk) twin engine, multi-mission helicopter developed for the U.S. Navy by Sikorsky (now part of Lockheed Martin). Seahawk is based on the U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter and is a member of the Sikorsky S-70 family.
The MH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopter will provide the capability to perform anti-surface warfare (ASuW) and anti-submarine warfare (ASW) missions along with the ability to perform secondary missions including vertical replenishment (VERTREP), search and rescue (SAR), and communications relay.
The sale of up to seven MH-60R helicopters to Greece was approved by the U.S. State Department in July 2019.