Sikorsky, a subsidiary of U.S. defense contractor, Lockheed Martin, has signed a five-year contract with U.S. government for 257 H-60 Black Hawk helicopters to be delivered to the U.S. Army and foreign customers through Foreign Military Sales (FMS) route.
The “Multi-Year IX” contract for UH-60M Black Hawk and HH-60M MEDEVAC aircraft marks the ninth multiple-year contract awarded to Sikorsky by the U.S. government for H-60 helicopters.
The contract value is approximately $3.8 billion and includes options for an additional 103 aircraft, with the total contract value potentially reaching $5.2 billion.
The deliveries are scheduled to begin in October of this year and continue through 2022.
The UH-60M/HH-60M helicopters are the latest and most modern in a series of Black Hawk variants that Sikorsky has been delivering to the Army since 1978. They provide additional payload and range, advanced digital avionics, better handling qualities and situational awareness, active vibration control, improved survivability, and improved producibility.
Source: Lockheed Martin