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Indian Navy chooses Sikorsky's S-70B SEAHAWK for multi-role helicopter requirement.

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Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), said India's Navy has selected it to fulfill the service's multi-role helicopter requirement for anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare (ASW/ASuW), among other maritime roles.

Negotiations will now begin to procure 16 S-70B SEAHAWK helicopters, with an option for eight additional aircraft, along with a complete logistics support and training program.

The proposed Indian Navy S-70B variant will include avionics and flexible open architecture Weapons Management Systems that integrate an advanced sonar, 360 degree search radar, modern air-to-surface missiles, and torpedoes for the ASW role. A blade and tail fold capability will facilitate shipboard storage.

The S-70B aircraft will also enhance the Indian Navy's capabilities to perform non-combat maritime roles, including search and rescue, utility and external cargo lift, surveillance and casualty evacuation.

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., based in Stratford, Connecticut, is a world leader in aircraft design, manufacture and service. United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Connecticut, provides high-technology products and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries.

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