Denmark requests 12 MH-60R helicopters

Denmark requests 12 MH-60R helicopters

1-Dec-2010 Source: DSCA

WASHINGTON, November 30, 2010 – The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress November 29 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Denmark of 12 MH-60R SEAHAWK Multi-Mission Helicopters and associated parts, equipment and logistical support for an estimated cost of $2.0 billion.

The Government of Denmark has requested a possible sale of 12 MH-60R SEAHAWK Multi-Mission Helicopters, 27 T-700 GE 401C Engines (24 installed and 3 spares), communication equipment, support equipment, spare and repair parts, tools and test equipment, technical data and publications, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. government and contractor engineering, technical, and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics support. The estimated cost is $2.0 billion.

This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a NATO ally which has been, and continues to be, an important force for political and economic stability in Europe.

The proposed sale of the MH-60R SEAHAWK helicopters will improve Denmark’s anti-submarine and surface warfare capability and provide an improved search and rescue and anti-ship surveillance capability and to carry out international commitments for transport, surveillance, and search and rescue operations with the United States and other allies. .
Denmark will also use these aircraft to strengthen its homeland defense and protect critical infrastructure. Denmark, which currently operates Augusta Westland Lynx helicopters, will have no difficulty absorbing these additional helicopters into its armed forces.

The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region.

The prime contractors will be Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation in Stratford, Connecticut, Lockheed Martin in Owego, New York, General Electric in Lynn, Massachusetts, and the Raytheon Corporation in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.

Implementation of this proposed sale will require the assignment of ten contractor representatives to Denmark on an intermittent basis over the life of the case to support delivery of the MH-60R helicopters and provide support and equipment familiarization.

There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale.

This notice of a potential sale is required by law and does not mean the sale has been concluded.

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