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New York, Delray Beach (AirGuideBusiness - Aerospace & Defense News - Defense Latin America / Caribbean) Jun 26, 2011

Sikorsky Aircraft Brazil to purchase 2 Sikorsky helicopters. The Brazilian navy has signed an agreement with Sikorsky Aircraft to purchase two S-70B helicopters. The U.S.-based helicopter manufacturer announced the deal at the Paris Air Show. "The Brazilian navy has relied on Sikorsky aircraft for decades, including the venerable H-3 Sea King helicopters dating to the 1960s," said John Pacelli, a Sikorsky executive. Jun 21, 2011

Sikorsky Aircraft Mexican State of Jalisco to Purchase S-70i BLACK HAWK Helicopter. Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced the contract to sell one S-70i* BLACK HAWK helicopter to the state of Jalisco in Mexico. With the sale, Jalisco will become the first state in Mexico to acquire its own BLACK HAWK helicopter. Jalisco is one of 31 states in Mexico, and borders the state of Michoacan, a high-risk area in President Calderon's war on drugs and organized crime. With the Pan American Games to be hosted in Jalisco's capital of Guadalajara later this year, the BLACK HAWK helicopter acquisition is part of a state initiative to increase safety and security in advance of this world event. Jalisco's interest in the BLACK HAWK helicopter was spurred by the effective deployment of BLACK HAWK aircraft by the Mexico Federal Police over the last few years. The Mexico Federal Police have been flying BLACK HAWK helicopters since 2008...

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