Spain buys eight Sikorsky MH-60R helicopters for $950 million

The US State Department has approved a potential $950 million foreign military sale of eight MH-60R helicopters made by Stratford-based Sikorsky Aircraft to the Spanish military.

According to the US Agency for Security and Defense Cooperation, Spain is seeking the aircraft to perform anti-surface and anti-submarine warfare missions “as well as the ability to perform secondary missions. such as vertical replenishment, search and rescue and communication relay and will strengthen the Spanish Navy’s ability to support NATO and remain interoperable with the United States and the NATO alliance.

In addition to the eight MH-60Rs, Spain is also seeking to purchase 20 T-700-GE-401C engines, two Hellfire II tethered air trainer missiles, four low-frequency airborne sonars and other complementary equipment and support services. aircraft support.

Photo courtesy of the United States Navy

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