Quickstep to progress negotiations on its MOU with Sikorsky following Australian MH-60R choice

Quickstep to progress negotiations on its MOU with Sikorsky following Australian MH-60R choice

28-Jun-2011 Source: Quickstep

Quickstep is now set to progress negotiations on its MOU with Sikorsky, following the Australian Government’s recent award of the Air 9000 Phase 8 naval helicopter contract to team Lockheed Martin/Sikorsky.

The award of the contract to Lockheed/Sikorsky was a key pre-condition for the MOU Quickstep signed with Sikorsky during the Avalon Airshow in March 2011, intended to lead to Quickstep becoming a participant in Sikorsky’s Australian Industry Participation program.

Under the terms of the MOU, the two companies would work together firstly to enable Quickstep to become a recognised supplier to Sikorsky’s Global Supply Chain, and secondly to conduct joint development work aimed at preparing Quickstep’s patented manufacturing technology – the Quickstep Process – for use in Sikorsky supply chain where the Quickstep Process demonstrates competitive advantage.

With the MOU pre-condition now met, Quickstep will progress discussions with Sikorsky regarding participation in Sikorsky’s Global Supply Chain.

Managing Director of Quickstep, Mr Philippe Odouard, said the MOU with Sikorsky represented an important opportunity to secure large scale aerospace defence manufacturing contracts.

“I would like to congratulate Sikorsky and Lockheed Martin for their success in the pursuit of this Air 9000 Phase 8 program and wish them all the best for the delivery of the machines to the Royal Australian Navy,” he said.

“We look forward to continuing our negotiations in relation to entering Sikorsky’s Global Supply Chain and will keep the market appraised of our progress.”

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