Canada and Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Sign New Deal

Sikorsky and Canada government have finally completed the agreement regarding acquisition and support of Sikorsky CH-148 Cyclone Maritime helicopters, after initial deal understanding in last January.

Agreement states that Royal Canadian Air Force won't receive a rotorcraft before 2018 as written than originally scripted. Royal Canadian Air Force's CH-124 Sea Kings is way too old and the time for refreshment is in hurry.

Sikorsky CH-148 Cyclone

Sikorsky CH-148 Cyclone

Canada Government will throw about US$ 1.8 billion to buy about 28 of Sikorsky CH-148 in the few phase and to spend more more than US$ 5.5 billion for maintenance support until 2038 or twenty years after the first delivery. Sikorsky CH-148 is a military variant from the original Sikorsky S-92 with major tweaks on most avionics systems.

RCAF will retire old Sea Kings helicopters in 2015 in a few phases. Operational reason insist CH-124 Sea Kings to keep running supporting the RCAF.

CH-124 Sea Kings

Royal Canadian Air Force With Sikorsky CH-124 Sea Kings

Currently RCAF operates tens of Sikorsky CH-124 Sea Kings in its fleet. Sikorsky is a anti-submarine warfare (ASW) helicopter, powered by twin-engined. The Sea Kings has been operating in service with Royal Canadian Air Force and Royal Canadian Navy since 1963 and has been revised with five times major modification due to operational reason.
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