June 5, 2023
Helicopter Sikorsky MH-60R

Helicopter Sikorsky MH-60R (file photo)

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The US State Department has approved a potential sale to Norway of six MH-60R multipurpose helicopters, the US Defense Cooperation Agency announced on April 26. The cost of the deal, together with related weapons, is estimated at $1 billion.

The agency, which is part of the US Department of Defense, sent a notification to the US Congress. The Pentagon assured congressmen that the sale would advance US foreign policy goals by enhancing the security of one of its NATO allies. RIA News.

The Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk helicopter is manufactured by Lockheed Martin, which owns Sikorsky.

Sikorsky Aircraft is an American aircraft manufacturer founded in 1923 by engineer Igor Sikorsky. The company was the first in the world to launch serial production of helicopters (Sikorsky S-47, 1940)

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