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Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Expanded H-60 support deal could serve as new model

MH-60R ''Romeo''A Lockheed Martin and Sikorsky joint venture will expand support of more than 500 naval H-60 helicopters under a $2 billion, five-year contract renewal awarded on 27 February, the companies say.

The latest renewal extends the Maritime Helicopter Support Company (MHSCo)’s performance-based logistics contract with the navy through 2019, as the navy transitions to a feel of only MH-60R and MH-60S anti-submarine warfare and maritime patrol variants.

As the fleet consolidates to a larger overall number of the two models, MHSCo’s contract will expand to cover more than 1,700 parts compared to 1,266 under the new deal.

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