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Israel Requests Eight SH-60F SeaHawk from US Navy Surplus

Israel is seeking US approval for the supply of eight SH-60F Sea-Hawk Helicopters from US Navy surplus to support the Israeli Navy security operations in the Mediterranean Sea. The helicopters will initially operate with the four new Meko-100 Class Magen corvettes Israel will receive from Germany by 2020.

CH-53K Successful in Heavy Weight Lift Trials

The Marine Corps' new heavyweight lifter CH-53K King Stallion completed an external lift of a 13 tons (27,000 pounds) payload at Sikorsky’s Development Flight Test Center in West Palm Beach June 17. The first two aircraft have already verified the King Stallion’s capabilities well in excess of the predecessor CH-53E.

Lockheed Martin to Buy Sikorsky Aircraft for US$7.1 Bn

Lockheed Martin Corp has agreed to buy United Technologies Corp's (UTC) Sikorsky Aircraft for over $8 billion, US news agency Reuters reported on Sunday. Such a deal would enhance Lockheed Martin's dominance in the aerospace market, while adding a civil element to its defense-oriented portfolio.

Sikorsky pulls out of a $3.6 billion Polish helicopter tender

The Consortium of Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation and PZL Mielec is withdrawing form a tender for utility helicopters requested by the Polish Ministry of Defense, unless terms of the procedure are amended, Sikorsky Aircraft and PZL Mielec announced today. Sikorsky said the Consortium is not opting out of the procurement but "It is impossible to submit an economically viable offer that would be 100% compliant with each and every requirement, including technical, legal and financial aspects."

Manned and unmanned helicopters demonstrate joint operations with the Littoral Combat...

The US Navy has demonstrated operations of manned and unmanned aircraft from the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). On a test off the Pacific coast, the Northrop Grumman MQ-8B Fire Scout launched and controlled from the USS Freedom, transferred information to an airborne Sikorsky MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter, both providing the LCS critical surveillance information

Sikorsky, Aurora Flight Sciences to Develop VTOL X-Planes for DARPA

DARPA has awarded $30 million of a planned $47 funding allocated for preliminary design for the ‘VTOL X-Plane’, an experimental aircraft that can fly...

Sikorsky, Boeing Team Introduces the SB>1 Defiant

Sikorsky and Boeing have officially named their future rotorcraft partnership 'Team Defiant'. The team has based their design on the Sikorsky's X2 technology and...

Australian MH-60R completes first flight

The first of 24 MH-60R 'Seahawk Romeo' naval helicopters destined for the Australian Navy has successfully completed its first test flight at Sikorsky production...

Sikorsky, Boeing Propose X2 Rotorcraft for the US Army Medium Helicopter...

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., and Boeing have signed a teaming agreement on Jan. 13, to submit a joint proposal in response to the U.S. Army Aviation Applied Technology Directorate solicitation for the Army's Joint Multi-Role (JMR) Technology Demonstrator (TD) Phase 1 program.

Sikorsky Signs Five-Year H-60 Helicopter Contract

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation confirmed that they have signed a multi-year contract to build Black Hawk and Seahawk helicopters for the US Army and Navy; the contract is valued at between $7.3 billion and $8.5 billion and could eventually reach as high as $11.7 billion.

Seoul is Shopping for Naval ASW Helicopter to Augment its Surface...

South Korea has requested buying eight MH-60R SEAHAWK Multi-Mission Helicopters through the U.S. Foreign Military Sale (FMS), the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified U.S. Congress Tuesday, May 16.

Poland Embarks on Helicopter Acquisition Program Worth up to US$1 Billion

The Polish Ministry of National Defense is embarking on the acquisition of a new transport helicopter for the Polish military, at an estimated budget of US$1 billion. The first phase will cover 26 aircraft: 16 new medium transport helicopters for the Army; four ASW and three for Search and Rescue SAR for the Navy and three Combat SAR for the air force.

Sweden to Receive 15 Black Hawk by Fall 2012 to Support...

Sweden has requested accelerated delivery of 15 UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters to meet the scheduled deployment of Swedish military in Afghanistan in April 2013. The helicopters produced by Sikorsky Aircraft are delivered through the U.S. Foreign Military Sales (FMS).

CH-148 Cyclone Maritime Helicopter Debut at the Paris Air Show 2011

Sikorsky Aircraft is unveiling its latest maritime helicopter version, the CH-148 Cyclone. The new helicopter will make its international debut next week at the...