Sikorsky awarded maintenance contract for Australian MH-60R helicopters

The Royal Australian Navy’s MH-60R Romeo helicopter conducts functional testing of the newly fitted Airborne Low Frequency Sonar System (ALFS) off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida.

Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds said the agreement with the US Navy is a testament to the close ties between the two Navies.

“The US Navy play a pivotal and trusted role in the ongoing provision of support to this capability,” Minister Reynolds said.

Sikorsky Australia, a Lockheed Martin company, will provide through-life sustainment support for the Navy’s fleet of MH-60R (Romeo) helicopters at their state of the art maintenance, logistics and repair organisation in Nowra, NSW.

The Morrison Government is committed to maximising opportunities for Australian defence industry through its unprecedented investment in defence capability over the next decade, Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds said in a statement.

The Royal Australian Navy has established a Foreign Military Sales sustainment agreement with the United States Navy and this contract is an extension of the current contract arrangements.

Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price said the contract with Sikorsky demonstrates the opportunities that can be realised for Australian industry under a Foreign Military Sales arrangement.

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