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Sikorsky wins $2.3 billion Army contract to make more Black Hawk helicopters

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Douglas Healey
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The Connecticut-based aircraft maker Sikorsky won a $2.3 billion contract to make more of its Black Hawk helicopters for the U.S. Army.

Under the five-year contract, Sikorsky will make 120 Black Hawks, and it’ll have the option to make more than twice as many for up to $4.4 billion. A Sikorsky executive told Hearst Connecticut Media the contract is a testament to the success of the company’s long-standing partnership with the Army.

Sikorsky said it will deliver the helicopters through 2027.

The company is also working with Boeing as a finalist for a contract to develop a new line of aircraft for the Army.

Davis Dunavin loves telling stories, whether on the radio or around the campfire. He started in Missouri and ended up in Connecticut, which, he'd like to point out, is the same geographic trajectory taken by Mark Twain.