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Big overseas order pushes Sikorsky haul to $3.4B

May 9, 2019

The Czech Republic is buying a dozen Black Hawk helicopters from Sikorsky Aircraft for $800 million, following U.S. Department of Defense approval for the deal along with four Bell Viper helicopters for an additional $205 million.

It is Stratford-based Sikorsky’s second big overseas order in the past several weeks, with the government of India buying 24 Seahawk helicopters in a deal valued at $2.6 billion.

Sikorsky is a subsidiary of Bethesda, Md.-based Lockheed Martin, which earned $1.7 billion in the first quarter on revenue of $14.3 billion.

Earlier this week, Bloomberg reported that Boeing has approached the Pentagon with renewed overtures for its tandem rotor CH-47 Chinook helicopter as an alternative to Sikorsky’s CH-53K King Stallion under development for the U.S. Marine Corps, after delays in the program that could deliver as many as 200 heavy-lift helicopters.

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