Navy eyes life extensions for MH-60S fleet, considers FVL options

By Nick Wilson / June 15, 2023 at 5:28 PM
The Navy plans to extend the service life of its fleet of MH-60S Seahawk aircraft into the 2040s, while an analysis of alternatives for a future vertical lift capability works its way through the Pentagon's internal review process. A May presolicitation signals the Navy’s intent to award Lockheed Martin’s Rotary and Mission Systems -- the aircraft’s maker -- a sole-source contract to perform service life extension work beginning in May 2024 and running through April 2026. MH-60S helicopters will begin...

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