Sikorsky poised to win helicopter defense contract
BY Wire reports
Saturday, January 05, 2013
1/05/13 at 5:09 AM
United Technologies Corp.'s Sikorsky helicopter unit is in position to win an Air Force contract valued at as much as $6.8 billion for 112 rescue helicopters after competitors failed to bid, company spokesmen said Friday.
A team of Northrop Grumman Corp. and AgustaWestland NV; a partnership of Boeing Co. and Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.; and European Aeronautic, Defence and Space Co. all declined to submit bids by a deadline Thursday, they said.
The Air Force declined to comment.
Sikorsky has held the market segment for such helicopters for decades.