Lockheed Martin to Manufacture 12 MH-60R Helicopters for South Korea

Lockheed Martin to Manufacture 12 MH-60R Helicopters for South Korea. Foreign Military Sales (FMS) funds in the amount of $447,230,778 will be obligated at time of award. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, learned citing defenseworld.

Lockheed Martin to Manufacture 12 MH-60R Helicopter

Lockheed Martin is awarded a $447,230,778 contract against a previously issued basic ordering agreement for the production and delivery of 12 MH-60R aircraft for the government of the Republic of Korea.

Work is expected to be completed in December 2024, a Pentagon release said.

Foreign Military Sales (FMS) funds in the amount of $447,230,778 will be obligated at time of award. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

On August 7, 2019 the U.S. State Department had approved an FMS to the Republic of Korea of 12 MH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopters with support for an estimated cost of $800 million.

MH-60R Helicopters

The Sikorsky SH-60/MH-60 Seahawk (or Sea Hawk) is a twin turboshaft engine, multi-mission United States Navy helicopter based on the United States Army UH-60 Black Hawk and a member of the Sikorsky S-70 family. The most significant modifications are the folding main rotor and a hinged tail to reduce its footprint aboard ships.

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