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Sikorsky and Turkish Industry Launch to Build T70 Utility Helicopters

Within the scope of the “TUHP-Turkish Utility Helicopter Program”, agreements were signed between the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM), Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc. (TAI) as prime co

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Approved by the U.S. and Turkish governments, the agreements license TUHP prime contractor Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) to build and deliver 109 T70 helicopters over the next 10 years. Deliveries of T70 aircraft could begin as early as 2021 to six Turkish agencies: the Land Forces, Air Force, Gendarme, Special Forces, National Police, and the Directorate General of Forestry.

Over a 30-year timeframe, TAI also will deliver an equal number of baseline S-70 Black Hawk aircraft for export to Sikorsky. Sikorsky and TAI are in discussions to establish a joint marketing team to support Sikorsky’s sale of S-70i aircraft to new markets in the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa.

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