Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), and its subsidiary PZL Mielec, have signed a memorandum of understanding with Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ), a large defence group in Europe, under which PGZ companies would have significant involvement in the S-70i Black Hawk helicopter programme if Sikorsky and PZL Mielec are selected by the Polish government to provide a fleet of multirole helicopters, the company said.
The company said the agreement has the potential to extend Lockheed Martin´s involvement with Polish industry to include PGZ companies in the development and test of armament solutions for international Black Hawk helicopters and the supply of components and assemblies for aircraft and other products manufactured by Sikorsky and PZL Mielec.
PGZ will support the positioning of the multi-role S-70i BLACK HAWK helicopter in Poland as well as potential export markets in Central and Eastern Europe. The agreement is subject to a decision by Poland´s government to procure Black Hawk helicopters, which are produced at PZL Mielec.
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