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Sikorksy gets $158 million Black Hawk contract modification

Option exercised for 14 UH-60 U.S. Army helicopters.

By Geoff Ziezulewicz
Sikorksy gets $158 million Black Hawk contract modification
Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation has been awarded a $158 million U.S. Army contract modification for 14 Black Hawk helicopters. U.S. Army photo

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation has been awarded a $158 million U.S. Army contract modification for Black Hawk helicopters.

The modification exercises an option for 14 UH-60 helicopters produced by the Lockheed Martin subsidiary.

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Work will be performed in Connecticut and has an estimated completion date of June 2017.

The Army Contracting Command is the contracting activity.

The Black Hawk is used for a variety of Army missions, including air assault, air cavalry and aeromedical evacuation.

It can carry 11 combat-loaded air assault troops and is capable of moving a 105mm howitzer and 30 rounds of ammunition.

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