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Royal Australian Navy lifts temporary restrictions on MH-60R

Royal Australian Navy lifts temporary restrictions on MH-60R

19-Oct-2021Source: Australian Dept of Defence

The Royal Australian Navy has lifted temporary restrictions on MH-60R flying operations. A suspension was enacted as a precaution after an MH-60R helicopter attached to HMAS Brisbane ditched in the Philippine Sea on 13 October during a routine flight. “Initial evidence indicates that the incident is not an issue impacting the rest of the MH-60R... Read more

US Navy and JMSDF Helicopter Squadrons Conduct Bi-lateral Exercises

US Navy and JMSDF Helicopter Squadrons Conduct Bi-lateral Exercises

13-Oct-2021Source: US Navy

Aircrews from the “Warlords” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 51 and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) “Mighty 59” of Air Development Squadron (VX) 51 conducted bi-lateral exercises, Sept. 14. An MH-60R Seahawk assigned to HSM-51 and an SH-60K assigned to VX-51 conducted a bilateral squadron Tactical Formation (TACFORM) flight, and a dual helicopter... Read more

US Foreign Military Sale of MH-60Rs to Australia

US Foreign Military Sale of MH-60Rs to Australia

11-Oct-2021Source: DSCA

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Australia of MH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopters, Related Defense Services, and related equipment for an estimated cost of $985 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of Australia... Read more

CAE awarded $7.6M contract to upgrade Danish MH-60R Mission Operational Flight Trainer

CAE awarded $7.6M contract to upgrade Danish MH-60R Mission Operational Flight Trainer

11-Oct-2021Source: US DoD

CAE USA Inc., Tampa, Florida, is awarded a $7,675,214 firm-fixed-price contract. This contract provides for the system configuration upgrade of one Defense Acquisition and Logistics Organization MH-60R Mission Operational Flight Trainer for the government of Denmark. Work will be performed in Tampa, Florida (60%); and Karup, Denmark (40%), and is expected to be completed in... Read more

Lockheed Martin awarded $20M order for Greek MH-60R config work

Lockheed Martin awarded $20M order for Greek MH-60R config work

1-Oct-2021Source: US DoD

Lockheed Martin Corp., Owego, New York, is awarded a $20,830,000 firm-fixed-price order (N0001921F0127) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001919G0029). This order provides non-recurring engineering and field service representative support in support of configuration efforts for four MH-60R aircraft from standard Foreign Military Sales (FMS) configuration to the government of Greece configuration. Work will... Read more

Lockheed Martin awarded $208M for additional work on MH-60R for India

Lockheed Martin awarded $208M for additional work on MH-60R for India

7-Sep-2021Source: US DoD

Lockheed Martin Corp., Owego, New York, is awarded a not-to-exceed $208,113,847 undefinitized, firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee modification (P00029) to a previously awarded contract (N0001919C0013). This modification adds scope to provide non-recurring engineering for Phase II design and development of unique hardware and software for the government of India in support of the MH-60R development program. Work will... Read more

US and Indian Navies Hold Ceremony to Commemorate India’s First MH-60R

US and Indian Navies Hold Ceremony to Commemorate India’s First MH-60R

21-Jul-2021Source: US Navy

The U.S. and Indian navies celebrated a historic milestone when two MH-60R Seahawk helicopters were inducted into the Indian Naval Fleet during a ceremony at Naval Air Station North Island, July 16. The ceremony is part of an ongoing initiative that also includes comprehensive training for Indian aircrew and maintainers on operating and sustaining the... Read more

Indian Navy accept first two of 24 MH-60R helicopters

Indian Navy accept first two of 24 MH-60R helicopters

20-Jul-2021Source: Indian Navy

On 16 July 2021, Indian Navy accepted the first two of its MH-60R Multi Role Helicopters (MRH) from US Navy in a ceremony held at NAS North Island, San Diego. The ceremony marked the formal transfer of these helicopters from US Navy to Indian Navy, which were accepted by His Excellency Taranjit Singh Sandhu, Indian... Read more

Lockheed Martin awarded $28M contract for computers in MH-60R/S

Lockheed Martin awarded $28M contract for computers in MH-60R/S

7-Jul-2021Source: US DoD

Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, Owego, New York, is awarded a $28,160,769 modification (P00005) to a firm-fixed-price order (N0001920F0350) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001919G0029). This modification exercises an option to procure mission computers (MC) and flight management computers (FMC) retrofit kits to upgrade the MH-60R/S aircraft.  The quantities are as follows:... Read more

Lockheed awarded $129M contract for 3 MH-60R

Lockheed awarded $129M contract for 3 MH-60R

30-Jun-2021Source: US DoD

Lockheed Martin Corp., Owego, New York, is awarded a $129,000,000 modification (P00027) to previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract N00019-19-C-0013.  This modification increases the scope for the production and delivery of three MH-60R aircraft as replacement-in-kind for the Navy.  Work will be performed in Owego, New York (52%); Stratford, Connecticut (40%); and Troy, Alabama (8%), and is... Read more

Lockheed Martin awarded $8M contract for engineering support of MH-60R/S

Lockheed Martin awarded $8M contract for engineering support of MH-60R/S

14-Jun-2021Source: US DoD

Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, Owego, New York, is awarded an $8,014,901 firm-fixed-price order (N0001921F0426) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001919G0029).  This order provides for non-recurring engineering in support of the design of the Common MH-60R/S Aircraft survivability equipment architecture to integrate the APR-39C(V)2 radar warning receiver into the MH-60S avionics system... Read more

Curtiss-Wright to upgrade US Navy MH-60R/S computer systems

Curtiss-Wright to upgrade US Navy MH-60R/S computer systems

9-Jun-2021Source: Curtiss-Wright

Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) announced that it was awarded a contract by Lockheed Martin to provide its Modular Open System Approach (MOSA) computers and video processing modules to upgrade the Mission Computer and Flight Management Computer (MC/FMC) on the U.S. Navy’s fleet of Sikorsky MH-60R/S Seahawk helicopters. The initial contract is valued at $24 million,... Read more

Sikorsky Australia Awarded $10m RAN MH-60R Sustainment Contract Expansion

Sikorsky Australia Awarded $10m RAN MH-60R Sustainment Contract Expansion

21-May-2021Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Australia, a Lockheed Martin company, has been awarded an AUD$10m contract to deliver additional sustainment support services for the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) fleet of 24 MH-60R Seahawk maritime helicopters. The contract will see the creation of 10 new positions in Sikorsky Australia’s purpose-built Maintenance and Logistics Support facility in Nowra NSW. Sikorsky Australia’s... Read more

Textron awarded $15M boresight contract by US Navy

Textron awarded $15M boresight contract by US Navy

18-May-2021Source: US DoD

Textron Systems Corp., Hunt Valley, Maryland, is awarded a $15,788,876 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for a one-time mid-life upgrade engineering change proposal for the advanced boresight equipment (ABE) system to modernize and bring 100 fielded domestic and Foreign Military Sales units up to the current commercial off the shelf configuration.  Additionally, this contract procures depot repair... Read more

Thales wins MH-60R ASW Sonar contracts

Thales wins MH-60R ASW Sonar contracts

30-Apr-2021Source: Thales

Thales has signed a contract with Lockheed Martin as a tier-one supplier for the delivery of up to 55 airborne anti-submarine warfare sonars. The ALFS (Airborne Low Frequency Sonar)* dipping sonars will be installed on the MH-60R platform for the U.S. Navy and three navies. Delivery of the first 42 systems will occur over the... Read more

Telephonics awarded support contract for US Navy MH-60R/S fleets

Telephonics awarded support contract for US Navy MH-60R/S fleets

22-Apr-2021Source: Telephonics

Telephonics Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), announced that it has been awarded a support contract from Lockheed Martin for its AN/APS-153(V) Multi-Mode Maritime Surveillance Radar (MMR) and Communication System Control Group (CSCG) products supporting the U.S. Navy’s MH-60R and MH-60S maritime helicopters. The initial contract has a five-year base, running... Read more

Lockheed awarded $447M contract for production of 12 MH-60R for Republic of Korea

Lockheed awarded $447M contract for production of 12 MH-60R for Republic of Korea

13-Apr-2021Source: US DoD

Lockheed Martin Corp., Owego, New York, is awarded a $447,230,778 firm-fixed-price order (N0001921F0841) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001921G0017). This order provides for the production and delivery of 12 MH-60R aircraft for the government of the Republic of Korea. Work will be performed in Owego, New York (52%); Stratford, Connecticut (40%); and Troy,... Read more

All-female MH-60R flight crew takes to skies

All-female MH-60R flight crew takes to skies

5-Feb-2021Source: ABC

A Nowra-based crew has made Australian history by becoming the first all-female flight team to operate an MH-60R Seahawk helicopter. See Full Story. ... Read more

Lockheed Martin to integrate Airborne Low Frequency Sonars into Danish and Indian MH-60Rs

Lockheed Martin to integrate Airborne Low Frequency Sonars into Danish and Indian MH-60Rs

10-Dec-2020Source: US DoD

Lockheed Martin Corp., Owego, New York, is awarded a $12,350,767 modification (P00021) to previously awarded firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract N00019-19-C-0013.  This modification adds scope to provide non-recurring engineering and obsolescence services in support of the Airborne Low Frequency Sonars integration into MH-60R production aircraft for the governments of India and Denmark.  Work will be performed in... Read more

CAE to provide MAD-XR for US Navy MH-60R

CAE to provide MAD-XR for US Navy MH-60R

19-Nov-2020Source: CAE

CAE announced it has been awarded a subcontract by Lockheed Martin to supply the CAE Magnetic Anomaly Detection-Extended Role (MAD-XR) system for United States Navy MH-60R Seahawk helicopters. CAE MAD-XR is a highly sensitive magnetometer designed to sense changes in the earth’s magnetic field and is used as a sensor to detect submarines. Lockheed Martin... Read more

Lockheed awarded $193M contract for production and delivery of 4 MH-60R to Greece

Lockheed awarded $193M contract for production and delivery of 4 MH-60R to Greece

30-Oct-2020Source: US DoD

Lockheed Martin Corp., Owego, New York, is awarded a $193,980,348 contract modification (P00019) to previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract N00019-19-C-0013.  This modification adds a $180,000,000 not-to-exceed, undefinitized line item for the production and delivery of four MH-60R aircraft, and exercises a $13,980,348 option to procure three airborne low frequency sonars in support of the government of... Read more

Sikorsky wins Royal Australian Navy MH-60R support contract

Sikorsky wins Royal Australian Navy MH-60R support contract

17-Aug-2020Source: Royal Australian Navy

An Australian company has been selected by the US Navy to deliver sustainment support for the Royal Australian Navy’s new fleet of maritime combat helicopters. Sikorsky Australia, a Lockheed Martin company, will provide through-life sustainment support for the Navy’s fleet of MH-60R (Romeo) helicopters at their state of the art maintenance, logistics and repair organisation... Read more

Kaman Recognized by Sikorsky as Elite Supplier

Kaman Recognized by Sikorsky as Elite Supplier

5-Aug-2020Source: Kaman

Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN) is proud to announce that Kaman Composite – Vermont, Inc. (“Kaman Composites Vermont” or “KCV”), has recently been named the Rotary and Mission Systems Elite Supplier by Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, a Lockheed Martin company. The award comes after a partnership with Sikorsky on the design and development of their MH-60R radome program.... Read more

L-3 Technologies awarded $10M contract MH-60R data link systems

L-3 Technologies awarded $10M contract MH-60R data link systems

21-Apr-2020Source: US DoD

L-3 Technologies Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah, is awarded a $9,999,144 firm-fixed-price modification (P00012) to a previously-awarded firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00019-18-C-1030) to procure eight Common Data Link Hawklink AN/SRQ-4 systems for the MH-60R aircraft.  Work will be performed in Salt Lake City, Utah, and is expected to be completed in December 2022.  Fiscal 2020 other... Read more

US approves $800M sale for 12 MH-60R helicopters with support to Korea

US approves $800M sale for 12 MH-60R helicopters with support to Korea

10-Mar-2020

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Republic of Korea of MH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopters with support for an estimated cost of $800 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on August 7, 2019. The Republic of Korea has... Read more

Greece – MH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopters

Greece – MH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopters

22-Jul-2019Source: DSCA

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Greece of MH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopters with support for an estimated cost of $600 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on July 12, 2019. The Government of Greece has... Read more

India – MH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopters

India – MH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopters

9-Apr-2019Source: DSCA

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to India of twenty-four (24) MH-60R Multi-Mission helicopters for an estimated cost of $2.6 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of India has requested to buy twenty-four (24) MH-60R... Read more

L-3 Awarded $13M Contract for MH-60R Support

L-3 Awarded $13M Contract for MH-60R Support

8-Jan-2019Source: US DoD

L-3 Technologies Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah, is awarded $12,556,242 for modification P00006 to a previously awarded, firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00019-18-C-1030) to manufacture, test, deliver, manage, and support the common data link Hawklink AN/SRQ-4 systems for the MH-60R aircraft.  Work will be performed in Salt Lake City, Utah (60 percent); Atlanta, Georgia (14 percent); Mountain... Read more

Lockheed Awarded $382M Contract for Production and Delivery for 8 MH-60R

Lockheed Awarded $382M Contract for Production and Delivery for 8 MH-60R

15-Nov-2018Source: US DoD

Lockheed Martin Corp., Owego, New York, is awarded a $382,000,000 not-to-exceed, firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, undefinitized contract that provides for the production and delivery of eight MH-60R aircraft as well as associated systems engineering and program management support.  Work will be performed in Owego, New York (52 percent); Stratford, Connecticut (40 percent); and Troy, Alabama (8 percent), and... Read more

First Royal Saudi Navy MH-60R Sensor Operator Class Graduates

First Royal Saudi Navy MH-60R Sensor Operator Class Graduates

8-Oct-2018Source: Naval Education and Training Command

Five students from the Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF) completed the inaugural MH-60R Sensor Operator Course offered by the Naval Education and Training Security Assistance Field Activity (NETSAFA) International Training Center (NITC) Sept. 27.The eight-week “A” school course is the culmination of a year and a half of training, much of it equivalent to the... Read more

Royal Saudi Naval Forces launches first MH-60R

Royal Saudi Naval Forces launches first MH-60R

18-Sep-2018Source: HeliHub.com

The Royal Saudi Naval Forces launched their first MH-60R multirole naval helicopter recently. The aircraft operates on board the Navy’s ships as well as naval bases. The helicopter is the latest in military technology and as reported by BNA, it contributes to the partnership between other countries to enhance their maritime security. In particular between... Read more

Mexican president-elect vows to scrap MH-60R order

Mexican president-elect vows to scrap MH-60R order

12-Jul-2018Source: HeliHub.com

The President-elect, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has announced that he will be cancelling the pending acquisition of 8 MH-60R helicopters from the U.S. government. The decision to cancel the $1.2 billion contract is a step in Obrador’s cost-cutting programme for the government, reports ABC News.  ... Read more

Republic of Korea Navy launches tender for 12 helicopters

Republic of Korea Navy launches tender for 12 helicopters

2-Jul-2018Source: HeliHub.com

The Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) of South Korea has recently launched a tender for 12 helicopters for the Republic of Korea Navy (ROK Navy). ROK Navy hopes to be operational by 2020 with the new helicopters. Proposals will be accepted until 28 September 2018. The candidates that are in the running for the $400... Read more

Mexico – MH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopters

Mexico – MH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopters

20-Apr-2018Source: DSCA

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Mexico of MH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopters for an estimated cost of $1.20 billion.  The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on April 18, 2018. The Government of Mexico has requested to buy eight (8)... Read more

Telephonics awarded $13M contract for System Repairs on MH-60R

Telephonics awarded $13M contract for System Repairs on MH-60R

6-Mar-2018Source: US DoD

Telephonics Corp., Farmingdale, New York, is being awarded a $13,305,279 firm-fixed-price contract that provides for the establishment of core depot-level maintenance and repair capability at Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW), San Diego, California, for AN/APS-153 Advance Radar Periscope Detection and Discrimination system installed on the MH-60R helicopter.  Work will be performed in Farmingdale, New York... Read more

L-3 awarded $26M contract for the manufacture of MH-60R AN/SRQ-4 systems

L-3 awarded $26M contract for the manufacture of MH-60R AN/SRQ-4 systems

27-Feb-2018Source: US DoD

L-3 Technologies Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah, is being awarded a $25,623,007 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to manufacture, test, deliver, manage, and support Common Data Link Hawklink AN/SRQ-4 systems for the MH-60R aircraft.  Work will be performed in Salt Lake City, Utah (60 percent); Atlanta, Georgia (14 percent); Mountain View, California (6 percent); Exeter, New Hampshire... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $19M contract for MH-60R Modification

Sikorsky awarded $19M contract for MH-60R Modification

18-Jan-2018Source: US DoD

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is being awarded an $18,891,070 modification to a previously issued delivery order 4039 placed against basic ordering agreement N00019-14-G-0019.  This modification provides for non-recurring engineering and project support management for the production of the MH-60R in support of government of Saudi Arabia under the Foreign Military Sales program.  Work... Read more

Lockheed awarded $22M contract for MH-60R/S Gen III, Gen V, and Gen VI Mission Computer and Flight Management Computer Weapons

Lockheed awarded $22M contract for MH-60R/S Gen III, Gen V, and Gen VI Mission Computer and Flight Management Computer Weapons

1-Dec-2017Source: US DoD

Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, Owego, New York, was awarded a $22,453,496 delivery order (N0001918F1594) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0019), for non-recurring engineering required to modify, test and qualify the MH-60R/S Gen III, Gen V, and Gen VI Mission Computer and Flight Management Computer Weapons Replaceable Assembly to address the diminishing... Read more

Lockheed Martin awarded $7M contract for Software Modifications for Saudi Arabian MH-60R

Lockheed Martin awarded $7M contract for Software Modifications for Saudi Arabian MH-60R

28-Nov-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, Owego, New York, is being awarded $7,426,983 for modification P00005 to a previously issued firm-fixed-price delivery order 4012, placed under basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0019).  This procurement provides for additional software modifications required to establish a software baseline for the MH-60R aircraft in support of the government of Saudi Arabia.  Work will... Read more

MH-60R completes deck trials on Australian destroyer HMAS Hobart

MH-60R completes deck trials on Australian destroyer HMAS Hobart

27-Nov-2017Source: Australian Navy

It was a marriage made in…Fleet Base East recently, when Navy’s most sophisticated helicopter partnered with Navy’s most potent and capable warship. The ‘Guided Missile Destroyer and MH-60R Seahawk Deck Handling Trial’ took place on 7 November at the Oiler Wharf, Garden Island, Sydney. At the centre of the union was Navy’s Aircraft Maintenance And... Read more

Engility Corp awarded $9M contract for modification on electronic warfare (EW) weapons systems Australian Navy and government  MH-60R aircraft

Engility Corp awarded $9M contract for modification on electronic warfare (EW) weapons systems Australian Navy and government MH-60R aircraft

24-Oct-2017Source: US DoD

Engility Corp., Andover, Massachusetts, is being awarded $9,377,684 for modification P00015 to an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N68936-14-D-0015).  This modification provides for additional electronic warfare (EW) weapons systems modifications for Navy and government of Australia EA-6B, EA-18G, E-2C, MH-60R, BAMS, P-8A aircraft, unmanned air systems, flight simulators, training systems, other advanced electronic attack derivatives and initiatives. Services to... Read more

Lockheed Martin awarded $10M contract for MH-60R/S Radar assemblies

Lockheed Martin awarded $10M contract for MH-60R/S Radar assemblies

10-Oct-2017Source: US DoD

Lockheed Martin Corp., Owego, New York, is being awarded a $9,540,000 firm-fixed-price contract for the production and delivery of 18 Intermediate Level Operational Test Program Sets for the MH-60R/S Multimode Radar and Advanced Radar Periscope Detection and Discrimination work replaceable assemblies.  Work will be performed in Owego, New York, and is expected to be completed... Read more

Lockheed awarded $24M contract for 24 MH-60R/S Audio Management Lite Computers

Lockheed awarded $24M contract for 24 MH-60R/S Audio Management Lite Computers

13-Sep-2017Source: US DoD

Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, Owego, New York, is being awarded a $23,141,340 firm-fixed-price delivery order (4018) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0019) in support of the Navy and the governments of Australia and Denmark.  This order provides for the procurement of non-recurring and recurring efforts required to manufacture, test and deliver... Read more

Upgrade Program for MH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopters

Upgrade Program for MH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopters

11-Sep-2017Source: DSCA

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Australia for an upgrade program for MH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopters.  The estimated cost is $360 million.  The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on August 30, 2017. The Government of Australia has requested a... Read more

Sikorsky announces 160 layoffs

Sikorsky announces 160 layoffs

6-Jul-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Sikorsky’s Troy facility will soon be laying off roughly 160 employees due to a decline in the production of MH-60R Seahawk helicopters. The Seahawk is the primary source of work for the facility and after meeting their customer’s requirements, production has slowed down. They have had to make the decision to let go employees to... Read more

South Korea to Purchase 12 ASW Helicopters

South Korea to Purchase 12 ASW Helicopters

20-Jan-2017Source: HeliHub.com

South Korea is currently considering purchasing 12 more ship borne anti-submarine warfare helicopters. They are looking towards Lockheed’s MH-60R, AgustaWestland’s AW159 and NH Industries’ NH-90. They plan for the new helicopters to be bought and delivered by 2022. Their fleet currently consists of 40 helicopters, made up of 8 AW159 helicopters, 8 Sikorsky UH-60Ps, 11... Read more

First search and rescue for MH-60R

First search and rescue for MH-60R

26-Sep-2016Source: Australian Navy

HMAS Perth and its embarked MH-60R helicopter supported a search and rescue off the coast of Seychelles on 14 August. Two survivors were located by Perth’s MH-60R helicopter, call sign ‘Hellcat’, and were recovered by a civilian yacht. The support provided to the rescue mission marked the first occasion that an Australian Navy MH-60R whilst on an operational deployment has been used in such... Read more

Taiwan Declines US MH-60R Offer

Taiwan Declines US MH-60R Offer

22-Sep-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Taiwan has turned down the offer from the US to sell 8 – 10 Sikorsky MH-60R helicopters. Although the Republic of China Navy (ROCN) needs to replace their MD500 anti-submarine helicopters, Shephard Media reports that the defence industry does not have enough funds to replace the aging crafts. Taiwan still retains 21 S-70C Thunderhawks they... Read more

CAE to upgrade two US Navy simulators

CAE to upgrade two US Navy simulators

14-Sep-2016Source: CAE

CAE today announced that it has won defence contracts valued at more than C$120 million to provide a range of training services and simulation product upgrades for global military customers. One of these sees the United States Navy has exercised additional contract options as part of the MH-60R/S Tech Refresh and Procurement of Simulators (TRPS)... Read more

Final MH-60R delivery to Royal Australian Navy

Final MH-60R delivery to Royal Australian Navy

13-Sep-2016Source: Sikorsky

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), together with the U.S. Navy, ceremonially delivered the 24th, and final, MH-60R SEAHAWK® helicopter to the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). The hand-over occurred during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Lockheed Martin’s purpose-built logistics and maintenance facility in Nowra which will house and maintain the new fleet. The ceremony was attended by representatives... Read more

Lockheed Martin awarded $67M contract for MH-60R radar work

Lockheed Martin awarded $67M contract for MH-60R radar work

25-Aug-2016Source: US DoD

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training, Owego, New York, is being awarded a $67,600,195 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the non-recurring engineering, manufacture, and delivery of up to 103 AN/APS-153(V)1 automatic radar periscope detection and discrimination multi-mode radar kits to upgrade the MH-60R fleet aircraft.  Work will be performed at Farmingdale, New York (82.77 percent); Owego,... Read more

Advanced Acoustic Concepts awarded $14M MH-60R tactical training contract

Advanced Acoustic Concepts awarded $14M MH-60R tactical training contract

31-Jul-2016Source: US DoD

Advanced Acoustic Concepts LLC, Hauppauge, New York, is being awarded a $13,806,148 cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of the Common Acoustic Simulation Environment Fidelity Implementation (CASE-FI) in support of the P-8A and MH-60R aircraft. CASE-FI will provide tactical operational flight trainers and weapons tactics trainers with high fidelity improvements to the anti-software warfare tactical... Read more

Australia accepts last of 24 MH-60Rs

Australia accepts last of 24 MH-60Rs

29-Jul-2016Source: Sikorsky

Lockheed Martin has delivered the 24th, and final, MH-60R SEAHAWK® helicopter to the U.S. Navy in support of the Navy’s Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). The milestone delivery took place during a July 27 ceremony at Lockheed Martin’s Owego, New York facility. The event marked the official transfer of... Read more

HSM-74 Conduct First Swing Loaded Operational Flight on MH-60R

HSM-74 Conduct First Swing Loaded Operational Flight on MH-60R

21-Jul-2016Source: US Navy

The “Swamp Foxes” of Helicopter Attack Squadron (HSM) 74 and the U.S. Navy saw an operational breakthrough July 12 when transiting through the Strait of Bab-el-Mandeb. For the first time, an MH-60R Seahawk, the Navy’s next-generation submarine hunter and surface attack helicopter, was swing loaded with both AGM-114 Hellfire missiles and Advanced Precision Kill Weapon... Read more

Lockheed Martin awarded $40M contract for MH-60R software product improvement

Lockheed Martin awarded $40M contract for MH-60R software product improvement

29-Jun-2016Source: US DoD

Lockheed Martin Corp., Owego, New York, is being awarded a $40,382,466 cost-plus-incentive-fee delivery order 4019, against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0019), for non-recurring engineering efforts in support of the MH-60R aircraft for the integration of software product improvement.  These services are in support of the U.S. Navy and the Government of Australia.  Work... Read more

Denmark celebrates arrival of first three MH-60R Seahawks

Denmark celebrates arrival of first three MH-60R Seahawks

17-Jun-2016Source: Sikorsky

Danish Defense celebrated the delivery of its first three MH-60R Seahawk® helicopters by the U.S. Navy during a ceremony on June 6 in Copenhagen Harbor, Denmark. To mark the new additions to Danish Defense, the ceremony commenced with a Lockheed Martin MH-60R Seahawk helicopter landing aboard a Danish frigate of the Iver Huitfeldt class. The... Read more

CAE picks Esterline displays for US Navy MH-60 simulators

CAE picks Esterline displays for US Navy MH-60 simulators

8-Jun-2016Source: Esterline

Esterline Simulation Visual Systems has been awarded a contract by CAE USA to provide collimated display systems for the U.S. NAVY MH-60 Technical Refresh and Procurement of Simulators (TRPS) Program. The total program includes nineteen TREALITY® solid mirror, collimated display (CD) systems that will be installed over a four-year period. Each display system includes support... Read more

First Sea Hawks delivered to Denmark this week

First Sea Hawks delivered to Denmark this week

13-May-2016Source: US Navy

Three MH-60R Seahawk helicopters departed Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation’s William P. Gwinn Airfield May 10, aboard two C-17 aircraft to join their new home with Air Squadron 723, Karup Air Base in Denmark. This is the first delivery to the Danish Defense, which is replacing their former fleet of British Lynx helicopters with the Seahawk. The... Read more

Lockheed Martin awarded $71M for MH-60R and MH-60S support

Lockheed Martin awarded $71M for MH-60R and MH-60S support

29-Apr-2016Source: US DoD

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training, Owego, New York, is being awarded a $70,665,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to update and maintain operational, vendor, maintenance-related, flight test, and laboratory support software in support of the MH-60 R/S and SH-60B aircraft.  Work will be performed in Owego, New York, and is expected to be completed in September 2018. ... Read more

Lockheed Martin awarded $8.4M for MH-60 training

Lockheed Martin awarded $8.4M for MH-60 training

11-Apr-2016Source: US DoD

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training, Owego, New York, is being awarded $8,475,334 for firm-fixed-price delivery order 4014 against basic ordering agreement N00019-14-G-0019 for non-recurring engineering efforts in support of the MH-60 R/S aircraft.  These efforts provide for the modification, testing, and qualification of three MH-60R/S avionics weapons replaceable assemblies.  These services are in support... Read more

L-3 Communications awarded $28M orders for MH-60R and Fire Scout datalink systems

L-3 Communications awarded $28M orders for MH-60R and Fire Scout datalink systems

10-Mar-2016Source: US DoD

L-3 Communications, Communication Systems–West, Salt Lake City, Utah, is being awarded $11,402,168 for modification PO0023 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-12-C-2024) to exercise an option to procure eight AN/SRQ-4 Common Data Link Hawklink systems in support of the MH-60R and Fire Scout programs. Work will be performed in Salt Lake City, Utah (60 percent);... Read more

UTC Aerospace Systems wins $15.8M to develop HUMS for MH-60, UH-1Y and AH-1Z

UTC Aerospace Systems wins $15.8M to develop HUMS for MH-60, UH-1Y and AH-1Z

17-Feb-2016Source: Patrick Leahy

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) announced Tuesday that UTC Aerospace Systems (UTAS) received $15.8 million in funding for health usage monitoring systems (HUMS) for Department of the Navy helicopters built in Vermont. The HUMS are part of the U.S. military’s ongoing effort to provide more accurate diagnostics of aircraft component conditions, which improves overall readiness while... Read more

CAE gets approval for US Navy MH-60R/S Tech Refresh program

CAE gets approval for US Navy MH-60R/S Tech Refresh program

10-Feb-2016Source: CAE

CAE today announced that CAE USA is authorized to proceed on the United States Navy MH-60R/S Tech Refresh program. Under terms of the contract, which was awarded as a base contract plus exercised options, CAE USA will perform a technology refresh on a range of U.S. Navy MH-60 Seahawk helicopter simulators and training systems. The initial... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $145M more for Saudi MH-60R contract

Sikorsky awarded $145M more for Saudi MH-60R contract

7-Jan-2016Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $145,136,040 modification (P00281) to foreign military sales contract W58RGZ-12-C-0008 to procure 10 green MH-60R helicopters for the Royal Saudi naval forces. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, with an estimated completion date of Oct. 31, 2018. Fiscal 2016 other procurement funds in the amount of $145,136,040... Read more

Raytheon awarded $28M contract for MH-60R multi-spectral targeting systems

Raytheon awarded $28M contract for MH-60R multi-spectral targeting systems

7-Jan-2016Source: US DoD

Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, is being awarded a $28,173,587 firm-fixed-price job order modification under previously awarded basic ordering agreement N00164-12-G-JQ66 for procurement of multi-spectral targeting systems (MTS) and data for use on the Navy MH-60R multi-mission helicopter. The MTS system is an airborne, electro-optic, forward-looking, infra-red, turreted sensor package that provides long-range surveillance, high altitude... Read more

US Navy contracts for 29 more MH-60R Seahawks

US Navy contracts for 29 more MH-60R Seahawks

7-Dec-2015Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $354,156,879 modification (P00309) to contract W58RGZ-12-C-0008 for funding for the Navy’s fifth program year for 29 MH-60R helicopters, and to fund associated program and logistics support. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2017.  Fiscal 2016 other procurement funds... Read more

Raytheon awarded $65M contract for MH-60R sonar

Raytheon awarded $65M contract for MH-60R sonar

10-Nov-2015Source: US DoD

Raytheon Co., Integrated Defense Systems, Portsmouth, Rhode Island, is being awarded a $65,801,757 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-13-C-0012) for the procurement of 22 MH-60R full-rate production Lot XIII Airborne Low Frequency Sonar systems for the Navy (20), and the government of Saudi Arabia (2), including associated program management support.  Work will be... Read more

Taiwan plans to buy ten MH-60Rs to replace MD500s

Taiwan plans to buy ten MH-60Rs to replace MD500s

29-Oct-2015

Navy Chief of Staff Vice Admiral Hsiao Wei-ming confirmed that it is looking to purchase several MH-60R Seahawk to replace the nation’s aging fleet of MD500 helicopters. [see full story]... Read more

First Australian made MH-60R aircrew graduate

First Australian made MH-60R aircrew graduate

29-Oct-2015Source: Royal Australian Navy

The Royal Australian Navy’s, MH-60R Seahawk helicopter capability continues to grow with the recent graduation of the first ‘Australian-made’ aircrew students. Graduating from the first Advanced Pilot/Aviation Warfare Officer Course was Lieutenant Commander Eugene Cleary and Lieutenants Chris Prescott and Geoff Winter. Petty Officer Aircrewman Colin McCallum and Leading Seaman Aircrewman Stephen McGreal also completed... Read more

Lockheed Martin Delivers First Danish MH-60R to US Navy

Lockheed Martin Delivers First Danish MH-60R to US Navy

27-Oct-2015Source: Lockheed Martin

The U.S. Navy accepted the first MH-60R helicopter slated for Denmark from Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) in a ceremony today at the Lockheed Martin facility in Owego, New York. “We are excited to accept this aircraft bound for Denmark,” said Rear Adm. CJ Jaynes, program executive officer for air anti-submarine warfare, assault and special mission... Read more

SAIC awarded $11.8M contract for MH-60 weapon system support

SAIC awarded $11.8M contract for MH-60 weapon system support

8-Sep-2015Source: US DoD

Science Applications International Corp., McLean, Virginia, is being awarded an $11,838,878 cost-plus-fixed-fee definitive contract for MH-60 weapon systems support and sustainment.  The MH-60 weapon systems consist of the MH-60R and the MH-60S helicopters.  The MH-60R is the Navy’s primary anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare platform and the most advanced maritime multi-mission helicopter in operation and deployed... Read more

Raytheon wins $33M contract modification for ten MH-60R sonar systems

Raytheon wins $33M contract modification for ten MH-60R sonar systems

8-Sep-2015Source: US DoD

Raytheon Co., Integrated Defense Systems, Portsmouth, Rhode Island, is being awarded a $33,000,000 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-13-C-0012) for the procurement of 10 MH-60R full-rate production Airborne Low Frequency Sonar Lot XII systems.  Work will be performed in Brest, France (59 percent); Portsmouth, Rhode Island (37 percent); and Johnstown, Pennsylvania (4 percent),... Read more

CAE to develop an MH-60R composite maintenance trainer for Australia

CAE to develop an MH-60R composite maintenance trainer for Australia

9-Jul-2015Source: CAE

CAE was awarded a contract to develop an MH-60R composite maintenance trainer (CMT) as well as procure an MH-60R rear crew trainer (RCT) for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) under the United States foreign military sale (FMS) program.  CAE USA will be the prime contractor responsible for the design and development of the MH-60R CMT... Read more

Royal Australian Navy commissions MH-60R Squadron

Royal Australian Navy commissions MH-60R Squadron

17-Jun-2015Source: Navy Daily

Commissioning is an important historical occasion marking the formal induction of a squadron and its aircraft into the fleet. The MH-60R Seahawk ‘Romeo’ became part of 725 Squadron in a ceremony at HMAS Albatross in Nowra, New South Wales, on 11 June. Minister for Defence, the Hon Kevin Andrews said the introduction of the Romeo... Read more

Helicopter Procurement Provides new Business Opportunities for Terma

Helicopter Procurement Provides new Business Opportunities for Terma

17-Jun-2015Source: Terma

In connection with Denmark’s procurement of nine U.S. Navy MH-60R multirole SEAHAWK® helicopters, Terma has successfully pursued several business opportunities with the companies providing the helicopters. The team, known as Team Seahawk, includes Sikorsky Aircraft, General Electric, CAE, and Lockheed Martin. “Our collaboration with Team Seahawk includes advanced composites structures, mission-critical space technology and aircraft... Read more

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