Pen­tagon awards Siko­rsky $1.1B con­tract

The News-Times - - BUSINESS -

Siko­rsky Air­craft re­ceived a $1.1 bil­lion con­tract to build a dozen CH-53K King Stal­lion heli­copters for the U.S. Marine Corps, with nearly half the work slated for its Strat­ford head­quar­ters. The King Stal­lion is de­signed as a heavy-lift cargo and troop trans­port that can fly higher and far­ther than ex­ist­ing heli­copters in the Depart­ment of De­fense, and with far heav­ier car­goes.

The Pen­tagon is award­ing the money in stages to Siko­rsky and parent Lock­heed Martin, in­clud­ing $509 mil­lion for the current fis­cal year and $617 mil­lion in the fol­low­ing year.

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