Denmark plans to buy nine helicopters from the U.S. Navy in a $686 million foreign military sales agreement, the Navy announced Thursday.
Lockheed is also a prime contractor on a proposed $2.5 billion sale of the Seahawk to Qatar (click here for our coverage of that proposed transaction).
Both Denmark and the U.S. will use the helicopter for interoperability during contingency operations and other international missions, said Navy Rear Adm. Paul Grosklags, program executive officer for air, ASW, assault and special mission programs.
Lockheed Martin says the Danish fleet will be configured for anti-surface warfare operations including anti-piracy, international deployment and defending interests in the northern Atlantic Ocean.
The multimission maritime helicopters are also used for search and rescue, troop transport, medical evacuation, ship-to-ship replenishment and humanitarian relief operations.
According to the Navy, the first helicopter is scheduled for deployment in 2016 and Lockheed says Denmark will receive all nine helicopters by 2018.