The Army and Navy, as the Office of Military Cooperation (DSCA) Pentagon concluded with the U.S. company Sikorsky contract to supply 916 multi-role helicopters of H-60 Hawk. As Lenta.ru reports citing Defense Aerospace, the Pentagon estimated amount of the transaction to 2.83 billion dollars. Sikorsky previously estimated contract price of 11.7 billion dollars.
According to the Pentagon, the military will have to get helicopters to provide additional equipment and spare parts to the end of September 2016. In turn, Sikorsky reported that the supply of helicopters should be completed in 2017. According to the company, the military ordered 653 helicopters Hawk amounting to 8.5 billion dollars, also left the option to supply another 263 helicopters in the amount of 3.2 billion dollars.
What explains the discrepancy to the signed contract price is not yet clear. U.S. Army Sikorsky should be put transport helicopters UH-60M Black Hawk and medical evacuation vehicles HH-60M MEDEVAC, and Navy — ASW helicopters MH-60R Seahawk and transport MH-60S Knighthawk. Part of the designated machines will later be transferred to zabugornom U.S. allies.