Lockheed & Sikorski Win $1.28 Billion Helicopter Contract
6/26/2014 (Updated 6:41:24 PM)(Source: Fox 40 Staff)
Lockheed Martin in Owego along with Sikorski Aircraft have secured a $1.28 billion contract to provide the Air Force with a new fleet of combat rescue helicopters.
The Department of Defense made the announcement a short time ago. The contract calls for 112 combat search-and-rescue helicopters.
According to Lockheed Martin Owego Executive Vice President Dale Bennett workers in owego will supply modernized mission systems and special equipment for the combat rescue helicopter, including defensive systems, data links, mission computers, adverse weather sensors, and mission planning systems.
This comes on the heels of a May announcement that the Lockheed-Sikorsky team won a $1.2 billion contract to build the next generation of Presidential helicopters.
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