Lockheed Martin looks at adaptable weapons kit for Black Hawk
Lockheed Martin is exploring options to bring its weapons integration expertise to bear on the European-built S-70 Black Hawk helicopters made by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company. The goal is to produce an armed kit scalable to the requirements of customers that procure International Black Hawk aircraft direct from Lockheed Martin.
Last year’s acquisition of Sikorsky by Lockheed Martin has widened the aperture of possibilities for arming the Black Hawk helicopter,” said Bill Gostic, Vice President, Sikorsky Global Military Systems & Services. “Lockheed Martin brings integration expertise that will allow us to customise an armed configuration – for defensive or offensive operations – to the specific preferences of current and future Black Hawk customers, and with weapons of their choice.”