27 March 2014
Sikorsky and Lockheed Martin joint venture company Maritime Helicopter Support Company said it has broken ground to build the maintenance and warehouse facilities that will provide Through Life Support logistics services for the Royal Australian Navy´s new fleet of 24 MH-60R Seahawk helicopters.
Once completed in early 2015, the two buildings, totaling more than 11,400 square meters (120,000 square feet), will house as many as 120 personnel with the knowledge and ability to keep the fleet in peak flight readiness during its estimated 30-year lifespan.
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., based in Stratford, Conn., is a world leader in helicopter design, manufacture and service. Its parent company, United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), based in Hartford, Conn., provides a broad range of high technology products and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries.
Lockheed Martin Australia, headquartered in Canberra, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of US-based Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) , a global security and aerospace company.