Denmark choses MH-60R over AW159

Denmark choses MH-60R over AW159

22-Nov-2012 Source: Forsvarsministeren

[electronic translation] The government and the Liberal Party, the Danish People’s Party, Liberal Alliance and the Conservative Party have agreed on the choice of Denmark’s new ship-based helicopter.

The government and the parties behind the current defense have agreed to choose the American helicopter MH-60R Seahawk as Denmark’s new ship-based helicopter to replace the current Lynx helicopters. There is agreement to acquire nine helicopters, which allows to strengthen its presence in the Arctic while deployment in international operations. The decision is an offshoot of the current defense. Against this background, the Minister of Defence now set to the Parliamentary Finance Committee for authorization for acquisition. helicopters produced by the U.S. Sikorsky in cooperation with Lockheed Martin, is planned delivered from 2016 to 2018, and is expected to take over the assignment from Lynx helicopters from 2017. The helicopters delivered to the Air Force’s Helicopter Wing Karup. choice of ship-based helicopters stood between the American MH-60R Seahawk and the British AW159 Wildcat. The choice of helicopter is taken on the recommendation of the defense. Helicopters shall include solve the task of monitoring and policing, peacekeeping, search and rescue and fisheries inspection. They must also be able to participate in anti-piracy operations, evacuation and emergency actions and provide support to the police.

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