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Lockheed Martin wins contract to supply MH-60R aircraft to South Korea.

| 2021

According to information published by the U.S. Department of Defense on August 2, 2021, Lockheed Martin Corp., Owego, New York, is awarded an $117,686,514 modification (P00002) to a firm-fixed-price order (N0001921F0841) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001921G0017). This order provides non-recurring engineering and field services representative efforts to bring 12 MH-60R aircraft from standard Foreign Military Sales (FMS) configuration to a Republic of Korea Navy configuration.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk Maritime Helicopter (Picture source: Militaryleak)

Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut (38%); Best, France (37%); Owego, New York (18%); and Portsmouth, Rhode Island (7%), and is expected to be completed in November 2026. FMS funds in the amount of $117,686,514 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

The MH-60R is a naval version of the American-made UH-60 Black Hawk designed and manufactured by Sikorsky company which is now part of Lockheed Martin.

The MH-60R can be armed can be equipped with a range of weapons on the four weapons stations, including Lockheed Martin AGM-114 Hellfire anti-surface missiles. For anti-submarine warfare, the MH-60R can carry up to three ATK mk50 or mk46 active/passive lightweight torpedoes. The side of the helicopter can be fitted with a pintle-mounted weapon station armed with a 7.62mm machine gun.

The MH-60R is powered by two General Electric T700-GE-401C turboshaft engines rated at 1,425kW. It can fly at a maximum speed of 267 km/h with a maximum cruising range of 834 km.

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