Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of Lockheed MartinÂ (NYSE: LMT), has receivedÂ a $158.4 million contract modification from the U.S. ArmyÂ to exercise an option to manufactureÂ an additional 14 UH-60 Black HawkÂ helicopters.
The Defense Department said Tuesday theÂ Army Contracting Command will obligate the full amount of the modification from the service branch’s fiscal years 2010, 2015 and 2016 “other” procurement funds.
SikorksyÂ will perform workÂ in Stratford, Connecticut through June 30, 2017.
The Army ordered eight UH-60MÂ helicopters from SikorskyÂ in MayÂ under a separateÂ $88 million contract modification.
The Black Hawk is designed forÂ air assault, general support, aeromedical evacuation, command-and-control and special operations.