Sikorsky continues to add defensive electronic countermeasures to transport helicopters

According to a press release published by the US Department of Defense on February 8, 2021, Sikorsky is awarded a $478,605,019 firm-fixed-price modification to a previously awarded contract.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Sikorsky VH-92A presidential helicopter (Picture source: Twitter)

This modification exercises options for the procurement of five Lot Three low rate initial production Presidential Helicopters Replacement Program (VH-92A) aircraft, and associated interim contractor support, two cabin interior reconfiguration kits, support equipment, initial spares, and system parts replenishment.

Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut (50%); Coatesville, Pennsylvania (36%); Owego, New York (10%); Patuxent River, Maryland (2%); Phoenix, Arizona (1%); and Quantico, Virginia (1%), and is expected to be completed in December 2023.

Fiscal 2021 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount $478,605,019 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

In 2014, the U.S. Navy selected Sikorsky to develop the VH-92A (formerly VXX) to replace the VH-3D and VH-60N helicopter fleet used to transport the president and other government executives.

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