in ,

Report: Marine Corps, Sikorsky Negotiate CH-53K Batch 2 Contract

Report: Marine Corps, Sikorsky Negotiate CH-53K Batch 2 Contract - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Report: Marine Corps, Sikorsky Negotiate CH-53K Batch 2 Contract - top government contractors - best government contracting event

The U.S. Marine Corps and Sikorsky aim to finalize in the coming months a contract for the helicopter manufacturer to produce six more CH-53K units, Reuters reported Thursday.

Col. Hank Vanderborght, CH-53K program manager for the Marine Corps, said the additional order would increase the number of Marines’ CH-53K helicopters to 14.

The contract is potentially worth $700 million and will cover aircraft production and support services, which include the establishment of a maintenance facility, the report noted.

The service branch intends to buy 200 CH-53Ks from the Lockheed Martin subsidiary.

Sikorsky secured advanced funds to obtain components and parts for a third batch of seven aircraft and could begin negotiations with the Marine Corps on that contract later this year.

ExecutiveBiz Logo

Sign Up Now! ExecutiveBiz provides you with Daily Updates and News Briefings about Products & Service

Report: Finland Plans Multirole Fighter Aircraft Procurement - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Report: Finland Plans Multirole Fighter Aircraft Procurement

BAE Advances Battle Management Software Development Project With DARPA, AFRL - top government contractors - best government contracting event

BAE Advances Battle Management Software Development Project With DARPA, AFRL