H-92 Selected to Replace Canadian Sea King

Released on Friday, July 23, 2004
EH101 Cormorant
SH-3 Sea King
UH-60L Blackhawk
The government of Canada selected Sikorsky's H-92 Superhawk alongside the Maritime Helicopter team to replace H-3 Sea King helicopters in service with the Canadian armed forces.

The Maritime Helicopter project is worth $3 billion for the acquisition of 28 new built helicopters. Moreover the contractors will furnish 28 H-92 Superhawks as well as 20 years of logistics support services over a period of 20 years with first deliveries due in 2008.

The Canadian Maritime Helicopter will be multi-mission configured capable of performing anti-submarine patrols, surveillance and ship-borne duties, search and rescue support, cargo and personnel transport, and disaster relief support.

General Dynamics Canada and L-3 MAS Canada along with Sikorsky are the team members responsible for the Maritime Helicopter project. The H-92 was selected over AgustaWestland EH101 Cormorant and Lockheed-Martin/NH Industries NH90 helicopters.

In addition, Sikorsky and the US government have agreed to build eight UH-60L helicopters for the Royal Jordanian Air Force. The first aircraft will be delivered in 2006. This order will bring to 13 the total number of UH-60 helicopters operated by Jordan. These aircraft are meant for VIP transportation, armed helicopter support, utility, search and rescue, and special operations.


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