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New York (AirGuideBusiness - Aerospace & Defense News - Defense Asia / Pacific) Jun 19, 2011

Lockheed Martin, United Technologies Australia Selects U.S. Navy's MH-60R SEAHAWK[umlaut] Helicopter for AIR 9000 Phase 8 Program. The U.S. Navy today announced the Commonwealth of Australia has selected the MH-60R SEAHAWK[umlaut] helicopter to fulfill the Australian Defence Force's AIR 9000 Phase 8 requirement for a fleet of 24 new-generation, multi-role naval combat aircraft. The Commonwealth will acquire the helicopters with associated training and logistical support via the U.S. Government's Foreign Military Sales program. Team Romeo principals Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies and Lockheed Martin have co-developed and delivered maritime helicopters for the U.S. Navy for more than 35 years. They are teamed with engine manufacturer GE Aviation, sonar and sensor provider Raytheon Company, and training and simulator provider CAE for the Phase 8 competition. In addition to delivering Romeo helicopters, the team plans to bring long-term jobs and work opportunities to Australian industry valued at $1.5 billion over 10 years. The Commonwealth of Australia this week signed the Letter of Acceptance, a formal agreement with the U.S. Navy. The Letter of Acceptance marks the first-ever purchase of the U.S. Navy's MH-60R helicopter outside the United States. The Royal Australian Navy is expected to take delivery of the first two MH-60R helicopters in 2014. Jun 16, 2011

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