"This delivery marks another key milestone in the U.S. Navy's plan to procure more than 250 MH-60S aircraft," said Sikorsky President Jeffrey Pino. "Sikorsky is proud to continue to deliver this proven aircraft - a true workhorse - to the U.S. Navy."
Since initial fleet deliveries in 2001, the MH-60S has accrued more than 150,000 flight hours with deployments around the world including service in Iraq. The MH-60S is a multi-mission platform used by the U.S. Navy for logistics, troop transport, organic airborne mine countermeasures, and Armed Helicopter missions, and it is one of the key elements in the U.S. Navy Helicopter Master Plan to go from seven different platforms to two, the Sikorsky MH-60S and MH-60R SEAHAWK helicopters.
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., based in Stratford, Conn., is a world leader in helicopter design, manufacturing and service. United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Conn., provides a broad range of high-technology products and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries.
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