S-70B Helicopters for Singapore Formidable-class Frigates


Released on Friday, January 21, 2005
France
Singapore
United States of America
Formidable
SH-60B Seahawk
RSN - Republic of Singapore Navy
Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, a United Technologies Company, has announced that the Republic of Singapore Ministry of Defence has signed a contract for the purchase of six new S-70B naval helicopters.

S-70B naval helicopters will operate from the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) new Formidable-class frigates, which are being built in close cooperation with DCN shipyards of France. The helicopters under contract will be equipped with sophisticated anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare sensors and weapons.

The six helicopters are projected for delivery to the RSN beginning in 2008 through 2010. RSN's frigates will gain a wide range of mission capabilities through the proven S-70B platform to better defend Singapore's vital sea lines of communications.

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