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U.S. Seahawk Beats Out European Competition

June 17 2011


The Australian government has selected the U.S. MH-60R Seahawk helicopter for a new fleet of multirole naval combat aircraft, reports Lockheed Martin, which is a partner in the program.

Australia signed a letter of acceptance with the U.S. Navy for the helicopters earlier this week. The aircraft are being acquired under the U.S. Foreign Military Sales program.

The program calls for a fleet of 24 Sikorsky-built MH-60R helicopters, with the first two aircraft scheduled to be...

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