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State Department Clears $1.9B in Black Hawk Helicopter Sale to Austria, Sweden

The State Department has approved two foreign military sale agreements worth $1.95 billion combined to provide UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters and related equipment to the governments of Austria and Sweden.

Austria asked to procure 12 UH-60M aircraft, manufactured by Lockheed Martin‘s (NYSE: LMT) Sikorsky subsidiary, and their associated components under a potential $1.05 billion deal, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Wednesday.

Sikorsky will also build and produce 12 Black Hawks for Sweden as part of a proposed $900 million FMS transaction.

Other items include T700-GE-701D engines, AN/AAR-57 counter missile warning systems and H-764U embedded global positioning systems with inertial navigation.

Both foreign buyers also requested spare and repair parts, test equipment, technical data and publications and engineering and logistics support services.

Austria and Sweden will require the deployment of government and contractor representatives to support system checkout and training and provide technical and logistics services.

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