UH-60M Black Hawk Sikorsky
UH-60M Black Hawk Sikorsky
U.S. Army UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters assigned to the 1st Battalion, 10th Aviation Regiment, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade participate in a personnel movement mission Nov. 11, 2013, over the Logar province in Afghanistan. (CREDIT: CPT Peter Smedberg)

The U.S. Army and Navy this week signed off on a $1.3 billion deal with Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. for the purchase of 102 helicopters.

According to Defense News:

The Army awarded the Stratford, Conn.-based company a $771.9 million contract modification for 41 UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters and 24 HH-60M medical evacuation helicopters, with associated support functions. The contract is scheduled to be complete in June.

The Navy awarded the company a $535.3 million modification for the Navy’s fourth program year for eight MH-60S and 29 MH-60R Seahawk helicopters, and to fund associated sustaining engineering, program management, systems engineering, provisioning, technical publications, other integrated logistics support and provide advance procurement funding for program years four and five. Work is scheduled to be complete at the end of 2015.

For more information on the contract, including what would have happened if the original deal had been terminated, please visit DefenseNews.com.

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