release. "This contract secures that mission for many years to come," he said. The CRH is a derivative of the Army’s UH-60M Black Hawk; among its features will be increased fuel capacity, compared to the HH-60G, and more internal cabin space, states Sikorsky’s
release. This contract covers the CRH’s initial engineering and manufacturing development phase, procurement of the first four helicopters, and seven aircrew and maintainer training systems. If the Air Force exercises all contract options and buys 112 helicopters, work under this contract would have a total value of some $7.9 billion, according to Sikorsky. Lockheed Martin is the major subsystems supplier on Sikorsky’s industry team. (See also Pentagon’s
list of major contracts for June 26.)
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The Senate Armed Services Committee’s version of the National Defense Authorization Act, released by the committee late Thursday, would provide for $715.9 billion in spending, according to a summary produced by the committee.
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