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LifePort Unveils Machined Sled Upgrade at Heli-Expo

LifePort Unveils Machined Sled Upgrade at Heli-Expo

5-Mar-2018Source: Lockheed Martin

LifePort, a Sikorsky company, announced a newly certified Machined Sled today at the annual Heli-Expo aerospace show.  Designed based on feedback from the operator community, the new sled has a wider backrest and is certified in the Leonardo AW139, Bell 212, Bell 412, Sikorsky S-76®A, B, C and D variants, and the Airbus H-130 airframe. ... Read more

LifePort Awarded Contract for Ballistic Protection Systems

LifePort Awarded Contract for Ballistic Protection Systems

4-Mar-2018Source: Lockheed Martin

LifePort, a Sikorsky company, announced today a contract award for 25 customized Black Hawk Ballistic Protection Systems (BPS) to an undisclosed customer in the Middle East. These systems will provide both crew and passengers protection from ground-based ballistic threats.  LifePort’s unique design allows the customer to easily re-configure the cabin to support various mission profiles,... Read more

Sikorsky Advances iFly Sikorsky™

Sikorsky Advances iFly Sikorsky™

4-Mar-2018Source: Lockheed Martin

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), today unveiled the latest version of its iPad flight calculator application for S-92® and S-76D™ helicopters. In addition to replicating common performance calculations and performing as weight-and-balance calculator, iFly Sikorsky v2.0 now connects to internet based weather data (METAR) and offers an entirely new graphical interface. The iFly... Read more

LifePort Delivers Lightweight Armor Kit for Columbia Helicopters

LifePort Delivers Lightweight Armor Kit for Columbia Helicopters

4-Mar-2018Source: Lockheed Martin

 LifePort, a Sikorsky company, announced today the delivery of  cabin and cockpit floor armor for Columbia Helicopters’ model 234 aircraft (commercial equivalent to the Boeing CH-47).  The armor is designed to protect crew members operating in hazardous environments. Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT). Through years of experience and customer collaboration, LifePort has... Read more

Sikorsky and HABCO Industries enter into Agreement

Sikorsky and HABCO Industries enter into Agreement

4-Mar-2018Source: Lockheed Martin

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE:LMT) has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with HABCO Industries to supply ground support equipment products for the maintenance, servicing and manufacturing production of Sikorsky helicopter products. The announcement was made at the 2018 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo. The agreement covers all commercial, international military, and U.S. Government ground... Read more

Sikorsky delivers 300th S92

Sikorsky delivers 300th S92

3-Mar-2018Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), today delivered the 300th S-92® helicopter. Era Group Inc. signed for the aircraft, configured for offshore oil worker transportation, in a ceremony at the 2018 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo. This aircraft, assembled in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, will join Era Group’s fleet of eight Sikorsky helicopters and enter service in March in... Read more

First Sikorsky Combat Rescue Helicopter Enters Final Assembly

First Sikorsky Combat Rescue Helicopter Enters Final Assembly

22-Feb-2018Source: Lockheed Martin

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) company, is beginning final assembly of the first HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter, which will bring unprecedented capability enhancements to the U.S. Air Force rescue mission. The timing of final assembly supports the program’s accelerated schedule and positions the aircraft’s first flight for the end of this year, two months... Read more

Sikorsky partners with Rheinmetall for German CH-53K bid

Sikorsky partners with Rheinmetall for German CH-53K bid

8-Feb-2018Source: Lockheed Martin

Rheinmetall and Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Company signed a strategic teaming agreement for competing in the German Air Force “Schwerer Transporthubschrauber” (STH) Program. Rheinmetall brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Sikorsky STH team. With Sikorsky’s breadth and depth of heavy lift experience and Rheinmetall’s leadership as the lead teammate for... Read more

Sikorsky Qualifies Weapons System for Digital Black Hawk Helicopter

Sikorsky Qualifies Weapons System for Digital Black Hawk Helicopter

6-Feb-2018Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) company, has completed qualification to military standards of a comprehensive weapons system for S-70M / S-70i™ Black Hawk helicopters. Fully integrated with the aircraft’s existing avionics, the system allows either pilot to place munitions quickly from forward firing guns, rocket pods and laser-designated air-to-ground missile launchers onto static or... Read more

Lockheed awarded $25M contract for Pilot Night Vision Sensor System kits for Apache

Lockheed awarded $25M contract for Pilot Night Vision Sensor System kits for Apache

3-Jan-2018Source: US DoD

Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $25,207,324 modification (000502) to foreign military sales (Egypt) contract W52P1J-17-D-0043 for Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor System kits and spares for the Apache Attack Helicopter. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida, with an estimated completion date of April 30, 2020. Fiscal 2017 foreign... Read more

Science Channel to feature S92 in new Mega Machines series

Science Channel to feature S92 in new Mega Machines series

3-Jan-2018Source: Lockheed Martin

The S-92® helicopter produced by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), takes center stage in the debut of the new Science Channel series “Mega Machines.” This debut episode airs Thursday, Jan. 4, at 10 p.m. EST/PST on the Science Channel.  The engineering-focused show highlights the robust design and reliability of the S-92 and features... Read more

San Diego Fire Dept to buy S70i

San Diego Fire Dept to buy S70i

20-Dec-2017Source: Lockheed Martin

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Company, received notice that the City of San Diego intends to award a contract for one S-70i™ Black Hawk helicopter in a baseline configuration. The San Diego City Council voted last Wednesday, December 13, 2017 to approve the purchase. Rendering of the Firehawk™ that will provide the City of... Read more

Sikorsky presents $28,000  to Patient AirLift Services

Sikorsky presents $28,000 to Patient AirLift Services

15-Dec-2017Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky, A Lockheed Martin Company, presented a check for more than $28,000 to Patient AirLift Services on Wednesday, Dec. 13, for the organization’s PALS for Patriots program. In the photo above from left: Dana Fiatarone, Sikorsky Vice President, Commercial Systems & Services, Eileen Minogue, PALS Executive Director, and Marine Staff Sgt. David Crouse, a Connecticut... Read more

Sikorsky Delivers Black Hawks to the LA County Fire Department

Sikorsky Delivers Black Hawks to the LA County Fire Department

15-Dec-2017Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Company, delivered two S-70i™ Black Hawk helicopters to the County of Los Angeles at a ceremony in Coatesville, Pennsylvania. The S-70i Black Hawk helicopters will be customized to a Firehawk™ configuration to meet L.A. County Fire Department’s specifications and further protect lives and property 24/7. A Firehawk helicopter performs... Read more

LifePort Receives FAA STC for Bell 412EP Ballistic Protection

LifePort Receives FAA STC for Bell 412EP Ballistic Protection

12-Dec-2017Source: LifePort

LifePort, a Sikorsky company, has been granted an FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) to equip the Bell 412EP aircraft with a Ballistic Protection System (BPS). System benefits include: 30% lighter weight than other systems NIJ Level III multi-hit ballistic protection Combat proven in harsh environments Various durability levels to accommodate even the most challenging missions... Read more

Israeli Brigadier General takes CH-53K King Stallion orientation flight

Israeli Brigadier General takes CH-53K King Stallion orientation flight

20-Nov-2017Source: Naval Air Systems Command

Naval Air Systems Command and Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, hosted a ‘first of its kind’ orientation flight in the CH-53K King Stallion for Brig. Gen. Nir Nin-Nun, Israeli Air Force, Commander, Air Support and Helicopter Division, during a test flight Nov. 7. The 90-minute orientation flight included various operational maneuvers, landings and takeoffs, providing... Read more

Sikorsky Sponsors Educational Scholarship through the MedEvac

Sikorsky Sponsors Educational Scholarship through the MedEvac

18-Oct-2017Source: Lockheed Martin

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT) is sponsoring its second annual Dr. Suzanne Wedel Scholarship award to the MedEvac Foundation. The $5,000 scholarship was presented at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) in Fort Worth, Texas. “We are honored to once again recognize Dr. Wedel’s legacy,” said Sikorsky Sales Executive for North America &... Read more

Lockheed to Develop Next-Gen Sensor Fusion Testbed

Lockheed to Develop Next-Gen Sensor Fusion Testbed

17-Oct-2017Source: Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) received a $12 million contract from the U.S. Army to develop a Multi-Modal Sensor Fusion (MMSF) testbed for rotary-wing aircraft. Under the service’s Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD), the company is developing sensor fusion and integration technologies that enhance rotary-wing aircraft survivability and enable pilots to navigate safely in... Read more

Lockheed Delivering Next-Generation Apache Sensor Systems

Lockheed Delivering Next-Generation Apache Sensor Systems

16-Oct-2017Source: Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) received $337 million in orders to supply Apache Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M‑TADS/PNVS) systems and services to the United States, United Kingdom and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The awards are part of an initial task order under a new indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) contract signed with the U.S. Army.... Read more

Sikorsky Launches Customer Experience 2.0

Sikorsky Launches Customer Experience 2.0

13-Oct-2017Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE:LMT) today announced the launch of its Next Generation Customer Portal for customers, providing an enhanced and more direct web-based location for all customer needs regarding maintenance and questions about their aircraft. The announcement was made at the 2017 NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition. Owners, operators and directors of... Read more

Lockheed Martin awarded $10M contract for MH-60R/S Radar assemblies

Lockheed Martin awarded $10M contract for MH-60R/S Radar assemblies

10-Oct-2017Source: US DoD

Lockheed Martin Corp., Owego, New York, is being awarded a $9,540,000 firm-fixed-price contract for the production and delivery of 18 Intermediate Level Operational Test Program Sets for the MH-60R/S Multimode Radar and Advanced Radar Periscope Detection and Discrimination work replaceable assemblies.  Work will be performed in Owego, New York, and is expected to be completed... Read more

Lockheed Martin awarded $27M contract for H-60 Radar work

Lockheed Martin awarded $27M contract for H-60 Radar work

10-Oct-2017Source: US DoD

Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, Owego, New York, is being awarded a $26,991,426 for modification P00002 to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00019-16-D-0051). The modification provides for the procurement of 11 standard and five SEED retrofit kits to support the H-60 Automatic Radar Periscope Detect and Discrimination program.  Work will be performed in Farmingdale,... Read more

Lockheed awarded $10M contract for Test Equipment for AH-1Z Cobra

Lockheed awarded $10M contract for Test Equipment for AH-1Z Cobra

29-Sep-2017Source: US DoD

Lockheed Martin Corp., Missile and Fire Control, Orlando, Florida, is being awarded $10,361,796 for three-year, firm-fixed-price, definitive job order N0016417FJ236 under basic ordering agreement (N00164-16-G-JQ87) for the procurement of test equipment.  This test equipment is to be utilized in an upcoming organic depot in support of the Target Sight System (TSS) on the AH-1Z Cobra... Read more

Lockheed awarded $24M contract for options for vertical launching system modules and associated equipment with the MK 41 vertical launch system

Lockheed awarded $24M contract for options for vertical launching system modules and associated equipment with the MK 41 vertical launch system

29-Sep-2017Source: US DoD

Lockheed Martin Corp., Rotary and Mission Systems, Baltimore, Maryland, is being awarded a $24,306,079 firm-fixed-price modification under a previously awarded contract (N00024-15-C-5332) to exercise options for vertical launching system modules and associated equipment with the MK 41 vertical launch system. Work will be performed in Indianapolis, Indiana (32 percent); Baltimore, Maryland (20 percent); Fort Walton... Read more

Bell fails to bid in UH-1N replacement program

Bell fails to bid in UH-1N replacement program

26-Sep-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Proposals for a replacement helicopter for the Air Force UH-1N Huey were due September 14. Bell decided that due to their current work load, they would not to submit a proposal. Boeing-Leonardo submitted their MH-139 and Lockheed submitted their Black Hawk, reports National Defense.... Read more

CPI Aerostructures Signs $8.2 Million Agreement With Sikorsky

CPI Aerostructures Signs $8.2 Million Agreement With Sikorsky

25-Sep-2017Source: CPI Aerostructures

CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (“CPI Aero®”) (NYSE American:CVU) announced today that it has signed a long term supply agreement with Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE:LMT), to manufacture gunner window assemblies for the UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter. This long-term agreement is valued at up to approximately $8.2 million for a period of five years, beginning in 2018... Read more

Lockheed awarded $24M contract for MH-60 Electronics Engineering

Lockheed awarded $24M contract for MH-60 Electronics Engineering

22-Sep-2017Source: US DoD

Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, Liverpool, New York, is being awarded a $23,607,682 cost-plus-incentive-fee modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-17-C-5353) to exercise options for engineering manufacturing and development for advanced off-board electronic warfare (AOEW).  The AOEW program will provide an electronic warfare mission package to integrate with a flight vehicle.  The AOEW program will... Read more

Sikorsky complete first year of S92 spares centre in Norway

Sikorsky complete first year of S92 spares centre in Norway

20-Sep-2017Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, is celebrating the first year of operations for its Stavanger, Norway-based Forward Stocking Location (FSL). The Stavanger FSL supports the largest S-92 helicopter operating region in the world and provides quick access to materials and parts. The event was attended by the Mayor of Sola, Mr. Ole Ueland, Sikorsky’s commercial... Read more

Lockheed awarded $24M contract for 24 MH-60R/S Audio Management Lite Computers

Lockheed awarded $24M contract for 24 MH-60R/S Audio Management Lite Computers

13-Sep-2017Source: US DoD

Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, Owego, New York, is being awarded a $23,141,340 firm-fixed-price delivery order (4018) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0019) in support of the Navy and the governments of Australia and Denmark.  This order provides for the procurement of non-recurring and recurring efforts required to manufacture, test and deliver... Read more

LA County Fire Dept contracts for 4th and 5th Fire Hawks

LA County Fire Dept contracts for 4th and 5th Fire Hawks

11-Sep-2017Source: Lockheed Martin

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) company, received a contract from the County of Los Angeles for two S-70i™ Black Hawk helicopters in a baseline configuration. Sikorsky is assembling the two new S-70i Black Hawk helicopters for delivery to L.A. County in December 2017. Compared to the S-70A model, the S-70i aircraft will feature wide... Read more

Lockheed Martin MH-60 Missile Detection System Passes US Navy Review Milestone

Lockheed Martin MH-60 Missile Detection System Passes US Navy Review Milestone

8-Sep-2017Source: Lockheed Martin

The Advanced Off-Board Electronic Warfare (AOEW) system, developed by Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT), passed Preliminary Design Review on schedule, demonstrating outstanding sustained performance. The AOEW system will provide MH-60 helicopters with enhanced electronic warfare surveillance and countermeasure capabilities against anti-ship missile (ASM) threats. “The battlefield at sea is constantly changing,” said Joe Ottaviano, electronic warfare program... Read more

USMC contracts Lockheed Martin to begin CH-53K production

USMC contracts Lockheed Martin to begin CH-53K production

8-Sep-2017Source: Lockheed Martin

Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, has awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) Lot 1 contract to build two production CH-53K King Stallion helicopters. This contract follows the April 4, 2017, Milestone C decision by the Defense Acquisition Board (DAB) approving LRIP production. “Gaining the U.S. Marine Corps approval... Read more

Lockheed Martin completes testing of Radar Warning Receiver for USAF CRH program

Lockheed Martin completes testing of Radar Warning Receiver for USAF CRH program

21-Aug-2017Source: Lockheed Martin

A critical component of Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) Tactical Mission System for the U.S. Air Force Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH), the AN/APR-52 Radar Warning Receiver (RWR), recently achieved Technical Readiness Level (TRL) 6 assessment following a successful demonstration at the U.S. Air Force Integrated Demonstrations and Applications Laboratory at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in... Read more

Crestwood selected as Sikorsky Supplier of the Year

Crestwood selected as Sikorsky Supplier of the Year

14-Aug-2017Source: Crestwood Technology Group

Crestwood Technology Group (CTG), was recently selected by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, as their 2016 Suppler of the Year for the S-76® Helicopter Program. At a ceremony held in West Palm Beach, FL, Sikorsky President Dan Schultz and Senior Vice President of Operations John Palumbo presented awards to each of the helicopter manufacturer’s 7... Read more

King Stallion and Chinook to battle for Israeli order

King Stallion and Chinook to battle for Israeli order

7-Aug-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Israeli is looking to modernizing their heavy-lift helicopter fleet by replacing their CH-53 Yasur helicopters. The fleet has been in service for over 50 years and although they have recently been upgraded, a replacement is needed. The money for the replacement will come from the MoU of $38 billion signed in 2016 between Washington and... Read more

First Flight completed by VH-92A

First Flight completed by VH-92A

7-Aug-2017Source: Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today announced the first flight of a VH-92A configured test aircraft in support of the U.S. Marine Corps’ VH-92A Presidential Helicopter Replacement Program. The July 28 flight signals the start of the 250 hour flight test program, which will take place at Lockheed Martin facilities in Owego, New York. The aircraft... Read more

Lockheed Martin awarded $75M contract for Apache NV kits

Lockheed Martin awarded $75M contract for Apache NV kits

31-Jul-2017Source: US DoD

Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $75,374,784 modification (000101) to contract W52P1J-17-D-0043 for Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor kits and spares for the Apache Attack Helicopter. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida, with an estimated completion date of March 31, 2020. Fiscal 2017 other funds in the amount of $75,374,784 were obligated... Read more

10 refurbished Black Hawk to fight Australian fires

10 refurbished Black Hawk to fight Australian fires

31-Jul-2017Source: Lockheed Martin

In a ground-breaking new deal, Kaan Air Australia, Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) company, and StarFlight Australia, have signed an agreement worth up to AUD $63 million to bring 10 Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters into Australia, with options for an additional 10 aircraft. In a world-first refurbishment program to be undertaken in Brisbane, the... Read more

Lockheed Martin awarded $20M contract for Delivery of MH-60 spare parts

Lockheed Martin awarded $20M contract for Delivery of MH-60 spare parts

25-Jul-2017Source: US DoD

Lockheed Martin Corp., Owego, New York, has been awarded a maximum $19,700,000 firm-fixed-price delivery order (5028) against a basic ordering agreement (SPRPA1-15-G-002Y) for various MH-60 aircraft spare parts. This is a single, stand-alone contract with no option periods. This was a sole-source acquisition using justification 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1). Location of performance is New York,... Read more

CPI Aero Signs Supply Agreement with Sikorsky

CPI Aero Signs Supply Agreement with Sikorsky

24-Jul-2017Source: CPI Aero

CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (“CPI Aero®”) (NYSE MKT:CVU) announced today that it has signed a long-term supply agreement with Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE:LMT), to manufacture fuel panel assemblies for the UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter. This long-term agreement is valued at up to approximately $21 million for a period of five years, beginning in 2018... Read more

United Rotorcraft Contracted for Black Hawk Medical Interior

United Rotorcraft Contracted for Black Hawk Medical Interior

17-Jul-2017Source: Air Methods

United Rotorcraft, a division of Air Methods, today announced it signed a contract to provide Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) company, 75 shipsets of the United Rotorcraft Black Hawk Medical Interior system over the next five years.  This multi-year contract is the fifth of its kind with Sikorsky since 1997, and includes the installation... Read more

Sikorsky signs contract to build 257 Black Hawks over 5 years

Sikorsky signs contract to build 257 Black Hawks over 5 years

17-Jul-2017Source: Lockheed Martin

The U.S. government and Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) company, today signed a five-year contract for 257 H-60 Black Hawk helicopters to be delivered to the U.S. Army and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers. The multi-year contract will yield significant savings for the U.S. government compared with purchasing the same quantity across five separate... Read more

Airbus Bids for German Procurement Programme

Airbus Bids for German Procurement Programme

13-Jul-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Airbus has proposed that domestic firms receive a cut of the €4 billion contract that the German government has set aside for their next generation of low-risk heavy-lift helicopters. But due to their demands, the government is currently looking to Lockheed Martin and Boeing for their existing heavy-lift military units. Although the project must still... Read more

Two students win grants to attend CHC Safety & Quality Summit

Two students win grants to attend CHC Safety & Quality Summit

10-Jul-2017Source: CHC Helicopter

Today, CHC Helicopter and Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, announced two winners have been selected to receive funding to attend the 2017 CHC Safety & Quality Summit. The winning students were selected for the Peter Gardiner Grant and the Sikorsky Safety Scholarship, and will join delegates and professionals from around the world as they gather... Read more

Sikorsky to supply CH5-53D parts to Israel

Sikorsky to supply CH5-53D parts to Israel

5-Jul-2017Source: Lockheed Martin

Israel’s Ministry of Defense has signed an agreement with Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) company, to supply spare parts and associated engineering services in support of the CH-53D heavy lift helicopters operated by the Israeli Air Force (IAF) since 1969. Intended for a duration of seven years, the comprehensive program will allow Sikorsky to manage... Read more

Sikorsky Signs 5 Year Production Contract to Build Black Hawks for US Army

Sikorsky Signs 5 Year Production Contract to Build Black Hawks for US Army

3-Jul-2017Source: Lockheed Martin

The “Multi-Year IX” contract for UH-60M Black Hawk and HH-60M MEDEVAC aircraft marks the ninth multiple-year contract for Sikorsky and the U.S. government for H-60 helicopters. The contract value for expected deliveries is approximately $3.8 billion and includes options for an additional 103 aircraft, with the total contract value potentially reaching $5.2 billion. Actual production quantities... Read more

Sikorsky delivers second Coast Guard S92 to South Korea

Sikorsky delivers second Coast Guard S92 to South Korea

28-Jun-2017Source: Sikorsky

The South Korea Coast Guard has accepted delivery of its second S-92® helicopter for search and rescue following a ceremony today. Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT). The South Korea Coast Guard has operated a single S-92 helicopter since March 2014.  To date, that aircraft has flown more than 850 flight hours, saving... Read more

Spirit starts assembly on the next CH-53K

Spirit starts assembly on the next CH-53K

20-Jun-2017Source: Spirit AeroSystems

Spirit AeroSystems [NYSE: SPR] today announced it has started assembly of the fifth System Demonstration Test Article (SDTA) CH-53K King Stallion heavy-lift helicopter for the U.S. Marine Corps at Spirit’s Wichita, Kan., facility. Major assembly on SDTA five is scheduled to begin in September. Spirit is responsible for the assembly of the entire cockpit and... Read more

Lockheed Martin achieves BVLOS drone inspections

Lockheed Martin achieves BVLOS drone inspections

9-Jun-2017Source: Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin, in partnership with Canadian UAVs, completed the first beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) pipeline and well assets inspection using the Lockheed Martin Indago 2. The Indago 2 quadrotor unmanned aerial system completed the inspection at the Foremost Testing Range Indago is one of few unmanned systems deemed Transport Canada Compliant, which means... Read more

CHC and Sikorsky Commemorate Historic Transatlantic Flight

CHC and Sikorsky Commemorate Historic Transatlantic Flight

5-Jun-2017Source: CHC

CHC Group and Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, are marking the 52nd anniversary of their collaboration on the first transatlantic ferry flight by a civilian helicopter, which was also the first unescorted crossing of the Atlantic by helicopter. This milestone was completed in a Sikorsky S-61N operated by Okanagan Helicopters, which later became CHC. The... Read more

Sikorsky HH-60W passes next program milestone

Sikorsky HH-60W passes next program milestone

1-Jun-2017Source: Sikorsky

“This milestone is an important achievement and demonstrates Sikorsky and the Air Force are well aligned on the technical requirements of the HH-60W,” said Tim Healy, Sikorsky CRH program director. “We got here by conducting several milestones on or ahead of schedule, and we are committed to staying on that track as we build the... Read more

CPI Aerostructures Announces MH-53E Sea Dragon Component MRO Contract From Sikorsky Aircraft

CPI Aerostructures Announces MH-53E Sea Dragon Component MRO Contract From Sikorsky Aircraft

30-May-2017Source: CPI Aerostructures

CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (“CPI Aero®”) (NYSE MKT: CVU) announced today that it has received a contract from Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT), to provide maintenance repair and overhaul services for tow hook assemblies used on the MH-53E Sea Dragon, the U.S. Navy’s primary airborne mine countermeasures aircraft. CPI Aero will tear down, inspect,... Read more

Lockheed Plays Major Role In Strengthening US And Saudi Arabia Ties

Lockheed Plays Major Role In Strengthening US And Saudi Arabia Ties

24-May-2017Source: Lockheed Martin

Today the United States and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) took major steps to enhance global security and stimulate economic progress in the United States and the Middle East. KSA has expressed its intent to procure more than $28 billion worth of Lockheed Martin integrated air and missile defense, combat ship, tactical aircraft and... Read more

Lockheed Martin awarded $332M contract for Apache Night Vision Sensor System work

Lockheed Martin awarded $332M contract for Apache Night Vision Sensor System work

21-May-2017Source: US DoD

Lockheed Martin, Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $332,136,017 firm-fixed-price foreign military sales (United Kingdom, Egypt, India, Korea, Republic of Indonesia, Taiwan, Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Poland) contract for Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor System, subcomponent production, and technical services for the Apache attack helicopter. One bid was solicited and... Read more

Lockheed Martin to Upgrade and Support Sensors for Japanese Apache Fleet

Lockheed Martin to Upgrade and Support Sensors for Japanese Apache Fleet

5-May-2017Source: Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received contracts to upgrade the Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M‑TADS/PNVS) system for Japan’s fleet of AH-64DJP Apache attack helicopters and provide Performance Based Logistics (PBL) support. Under the M-TADS/PNVS contract, Lockheed Martin will deliver 14 laser designation kits through 2020 to upgrade Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) M-TADS systems. The Modernized... Read more

CH-53K Cost Rises 6.9% to $138.5 Million per Helicopter

CH-53K Cost Rises 6.9% to $138.5 Million per Helicopter

20-Apr-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The Pentagon has given the Marine Corps permission to begin purchasing 200 of the new Lockheed King Stallion. The acquisition cost has risen 6.9% from $29 billion to $31 billion. The King Stallion CH-53K will be able to transport up to 27,000 pounds, reports Bloomberg.  ... Read more

Sikorsky Recognizes Brunei Shell Petroleum for 50 Years of Continuous Service

Sikorsky Recognizes Brunei Shell Petroleum for 50 Years of Continuous Service

19-Apr-2017Source: Lockheed Martin

Sikorsky today recognized Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP) for 50 years of continuous service with Sikorsky helicopters. The recognition event took place at the inaugural 2017 Rotorcraft Asia show. Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin company. Across five decades, BSP’s fleet of six Sikorsky helicopters ̶three original S-61N™ and the three replacement S-92® models ̶have primarily performed... Read more

Sikorsky plans Customer Support Centre in Thailand

Sikorsky plans Customer Support Centre in Thailand

19-Apr-2017Source: Lockheed Martin

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company today announced plans to expand its S-92® and S-76™ helicopter support services in the Asia-Pacific region. Thai Aviation Services is scheduled to become the first Sikorsky Customer Support Center in Thailand by the end of 2017. The announcement was made at the inaugural 2017 Rotorcraft Asia show. “This decision further... Read more

CH-53K King Stallion Program Achieves Milestone C

CH-53K King Stallion Program Achieves Milestone C

6-Apr-2017Source: Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today announced the CH-53K King Stallion program successfully passed its Defense Acquisition Board (DAB) review and achieved a Milestone C decision that enables low rate initial production funding. “This affirmative Milestone C decision validates the maturity and the robust capability of the King Stallion in meeting the United States Marine Corps... Read more

Marine Corps Struggle with CH-53K Pricing

Marine Corps Struggle with CH-53K Pricing

27-Mar-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The Marine Corps is working together with Sikorsky to bring down the price of their new CH-53K helicopter. The CH-53K is in production to replace the Corps’ CH-53E helicopters. Although currently, the price is sitting at $95 million per helicopter, it has the potential, due to cost growth, to accumulate to $122 million. The Marine... Read more

Sikorsky Recognizes Coast Guard’s Extraordinary Legacy of Helicopter Rescues

Sikorsky Recognizes Coast Guard’s Extraordinary Legacy of Helicopter Rescues

13-Mar-2017Source: Lockheed Martin

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) company, today paid tribute to the U.S. Coast Guard’s century of aviation (1916-2016) during which the service successfully adapted the helicopter as a primary life-saving tool for untold thousands of human beings in need of rescue. Sikorsky President Dan Schultz gave the tribute during HAI Heli-EXPO 2017, the world’s... Read more

Sikorsky Offers Continued Support for Commercial Black Hawk Operators

Sikorsky Offers Continued Support for Commercial Black Hawk Operators

13-Mar-2017Source: Lockheed Martin

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) company, remains committed to serving the growing technical and logistical support needs of more than 30 commercial operators who have acquired surplus UH-60A model helicopters from the U.S. Government. Sikorsky held an annual meeting with commercial Black Hawk operators during Heli-EXPO, the world’s largest helicopter trade show and exposition... Read more

Sikorsky Recognizes Helijet for 30 Years of Safe S-76 Flight Operations

Sikorsky Recognizes Helijet for 30 Years of Safe S-76 Flight Operations

13-Mar-2017Source: Lockheed Martin

Sikorsky also recognized Helijet President & CEO Daniel Sitnam for his dedication and commitment to safety, leadership and training throughout the 30-year journey. “It is with great pride that we highlight this long-standing relationship and recognize Helijet for the trust placed in Sikorsky helicopters for the past three decades,” said Sikorsky Vice President for Strategy... Read more

Sikorsky Announces Ab Initio Pilot Training with Bristow Group

Sikorsky Announces Ab Initio Pilot Training with Bristow Group

9-Mar-2017Source: Lockheed Martin

Sikorsky and Bristow Group today announced that they are working to enter into a long-term agreement that establishes Bristow as Sikorsky’s preferred supplier for ab initio pilot training for Sikorsky aircraft customers at Bristow Academy. The announcement came at the 2017 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo show. Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT). The... Read more

LifePort Unveils New Lightweight Medical Interior

LifePort Unveils New Lightweight Medical Interior

9-Mar-2017Source: Lockheed Martin

LifePort, a Sikorsky company, unveiled its new lightweight medical interior at the 2017 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo show on March 7. The system was developed to address current operator needs for a low weight, functional system that can be reconfigured quickly.  LifePort, AMRG and Airbus Helicopters Inc. in Grand Prairie, Texas, collaborated to design a... Read more

LifePort Delivers Lightweight Armor Kit for Columbia Helicopters

LifePort Delivers Lightweight Armor Kit for Columbia Helicopters

9-Mar-2017Source: Lockheed Martin

LifePort, a Sikorsky company, announced today that it has delivered four shipsets of cabin and cockpit floor armor for Columbia Helicopters’ 107-II aircraft (commercial equivalent to the Boeing CH-46).  The armor is designed to protect crew members while operating in hazardous environments. Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT). Through years of experience and... Read more

FlightSafety and Sikorsky announce new sikorsky S-76D™ graphical flight-deck simulator

FlightSafety and Sikorsky announce new sikorsky S-76D™ graphical flight-deck simulator

6-Mar-2017Source: FlightSafety

FlightSafety International and Sikorsky, A Lockheed Martin Company, announce the entry into service of a new Graphical Flight-deck simulator designed specifically for the Sikorsky S-76D helicopter. “The development and entry into service of a new Graphical Flight-deck simulator for the Sikorsky S-76D clearly demonstrates FlightSafety’s excellent working relationship with Sikorsky,” said David Davenport, Executive Vice... Read more

Sikorsky transfers S-70i to Aselsan for Turkish development program

Sikorsky transfers S-70i to Aselsan for Turkish development program

5-Mar-2017Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, has transferred to defense electronics firm Aselsan an S-70i Black Hawk helicopter for use as the prototype aircraft for the Turkish Utility Helicopter Program (TUHP). The aircraft will enable Sikorsky to integrate an Aselsan-developed avionics suite into the Republic of Turkey’s new T70 utility helicopter, and later into Turkish-built Sikorsky... Read more

Lockheed Martin Awarded $150 Million to Continue Production of Target Sight System

Lockheed Martin Awarded $150 Million to Continue Production of Target Sight System

22-Feb-2017Source: Lockheed Martin

The Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Crane Division, has awarded Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] $150 million in follow-on production contracts to provide the U.S. Marine Corps with the Target Sight System (TSS) for the AH-1Z “Viper” attack helicopter. Under the contracts, Lockheed Martin will produce TSS Lot 13 and Lot 14. The award also contains options... Read more

Sikorsky Accounting Issues Causes Problems for Lockheed

Sikorsky Accounting Issues Causes Problems for Lockheed

26-Jan-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Lockheed has had to warn investors of a “material weakness” in their financial accounts for their newly acquired Sikorsky helicopter unit. Apparently the Sikorsky unit has issues regarding their internal controls for their IT systems and appropriate implementation of their procedures. Further details of the problem will be disclosed to security regulators in an annual... Read more

Thales at the heart of Royal Navy fleet protection

Thales at the heart of Royal Navy fleet protection

26-Jan-2017Source: Thales Group

Lockheed Martin, who acts as the Ministry of Defence’s prime contractor for the Merlin helicopter, selected a new generation of the Thales Searchwater radar and Cerberus mission system to be fitted to existing Merlin Mk2s helicopters to provide the Navy with an airborne surveillance and control capability (ASaC). The contract formally marks the beginning of... Read more

Lockheed Martin awarded £269m CROWSNEST contract

Lockheed Martin awarded £269m CROWSNEST contract

26-Jan-2017Source: Lockheed Martin

Minister for Defence Procurement, Harriett Baldwin MP announced today that Lockheed Martin UK has been awarded a £269m Ministry of Defence contract for the CROWSNEST Airborne Surveillance Programme. The announcement was made during a visit to Her Majesty’s Naval Base (HMNB), Portsmouth. The contract covers the Demonstration and Manufacture (D&M) phase and Initial Provisioning (IP)... Read more

South Korea to Purchase 12 ASW Helicopters

South Korea to Purchase 12 ASW Helicopters

20-Jan-2017Source: HeliHub.com

South Korea is currently considering purchasing 12 more ship borne anti-submarine warfare helicopters. They are looking towards Lockheed’s MH-60R, AgustaWestland’s AW159 and NH Industries’ NH-90. They plan for the new helicopters to be bought and delivered by 2022. Their fleet currently consists of 40 helicopters, made up of 8 AW159 helicopters, 8 Sikorsky UH-60Ps, 11... Read more

Long Run Success for Lockheed Martin

Long Run Success for Lockheed Martin

18-Jan-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Lockheed received negative feedback in 2015 when they bought over Sikorsky, with many critics saying it would be too much for them to handle. Now however, Military Analyst, Richard Aboulafia has stated that the acquisition will prove to be highly profitable in the long run, boosting their revenue and income, reports The Street.  ... Read more

Lockheed will provide US with the Latest Electronic Warfare System

Lockheed will provide US with the Latest Electronic Warfare System

17-Jan-2017Source: Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] will build on its 45-year legacy of integrated electronic warfare system success under a newly awarded U.S. Navy development contract to provide MH-60 helicopters with enhanced electronic warfare surveillance and countermeasure capabilities against anti-ship missile (ASM) threats. Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Off-Board Electronic Warfare (AOEW) Active Mission Payload (AMP) AN/ALQ-248 system, is... Read more

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