The U.S. Navy has acquired all MH-60 SEAHAWK aircraft since 2002 via five-year contracts. The current 2012-2017 contract funds 193 MH-60R/S SEAHAWK helicopters, plus another 24 Romeo helicopters for the Royal Australian Navy. Actual production quantities will be determined year-by-year over the life of the program based on funding allocations set by Congress and Pentagon acquisition priorities.
Sikorsky will deliver the first four RAN aircraft (before mission systems integration) during 2013. Additionally, Sikorsky will deliver the first two (of nine) Romeo aircraft for the Royal Danish Navy during 2014.
Sikorsky produces the MH-60R/S SEAHAWK aircraft models on separate production lines at its final assembly facility in Stratford, Conn. Avionics prime contractor Lockheed Martin performs all mission systems integration for Romeo aircraft at its Mission Systems and Training facility in Owego, N.Y., and also produces the digital cockpit common to both Romeo and Sierra models.
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