Lockheed Martin Corp. is awarded a not-to-exceed $382 million contract by the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) for the production and delivery of eight MH-60R Seahawk helicpters.
The firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, undefinitized contract also includes associated systems engineering and program management support. Fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $147 million will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.
The work will be performed in Owego, New York (52 percent); Stratford, Connecticut (40 percent); and Troy, Alabama (8 percent), and is expected to be completed in September 2020.
The Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk multi-mission helicopter replaces the U.S. Navy’s Sikorsky SH-60B and SH-60F helicopter fleet and is designed to combine the features of both the helicopters. The MH-60R is also called ‘Romeo’ after the ‘R’ in MH-60R.
The helicopter is capable of conducting a range of naval missions including anti-submarine warfare (ASW), anti-surface warfare (ASuW), search-and-rescue (SAR), naval gunfire support (NGFS), surveillance, communications relay, logistics support and personnel transfer and vertical replenishment (VERTREP).
The helicopter can be launched and recovered by any air-capable frigate, destroyer, cruiser, fast combat support ship, amphibious assault ship, or aircraft carrier operated by the U.S. Navy.