Seahawks To Denmark

Posted 6 December 2012
Photo by MCS2 Mark A. Leonesio

The US Navy announced on 6 December 2012 that the Danish government had signed a letter of offer and acceptance for nine MH-60R Seahawk helicopters and comprehensive logistics support for its Maritime Helicopter Replacement Program. The aircraft, built by Sikorsky and fitted with mission systems equipment integrated by Lockheed Martin, will be procured via the US government's Foreign Military Sales program. The Danish aircraft are configured for antisurface warfare operations, including defending Danish interests in the North Atlantic, executing antipiracy operations, and conducting other missions during international deployments. All nine aircraft will be delivered to the Danish government by 2018. Denmark is the second country to buy the MH-60R. Australia purchased of twenty-four of the helicopters in 2011.

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