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San Diego to Procure Sikorsky-Built Helicopter for Aerial Firefighting Mission

San Diego to Procure Sikorsky-Built Helicopter for Aerial Firefighting Mission - top government contractors - best government contracting event

San Diego to Procure Sikorsky-Built Helicopter for Aerial Firefighting Mission - top government contractors - best government contracting event

The city of San Diego, California, plans to award Lockheed Martin“˜s Sikorsky subsidiary a contract to supply one S-70i Black Hawk helicopter.

Lockheed said Monday a specialist outfitter will modify a baseline configuration of the multimission helicopter platform from Sikorsky into a Firehawk model for use by the San Diego Fire Department.

Firehawk is designed to have a 1,000-gallon water tank, a medical interior, a single cockpit layout and extended landing gear.

The S-70i variant employs wide-chord rotor blades, a digital cockpit system, an integrated vehicle health management system and a terrain and obstacle avoidance system designed to notify the helicopter’s crew of potential ground hazards.

Sikorsky has delivered two S-70i helicopters to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

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Written by Nichols Martin

a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, produces articles on the federal government's technology and business interests. The coverage of these articles include government contracting, cybersecurity, information technology, health care and national security.

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