Brazilian Navy to Acquire Additional S-70B Aircraft

21 June 2011 (Last Updated June 21st, 2011 18:30)

The Brazilian Navy has signed an agreement with the US at the Paris Air Show in France to acquire two additional Sikorsky S-70B Seahawk maritime helicopters. The acquisition is through the US foreign military sales (FMS) route and the contract finalisation is expected to take place in 201

The Brazilian Navy has signed an agreement with the US at the Paris Air Show in France to acquire two additional Sikorsky S-70B Seahawk maritime helicopters.

The acquisition is through the US foreign military sales (FMS) route and the contract finalisation is expected to take place in 2012.

The multirole S-70B helicopter is capable of performing anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare missions.

The navy also placed an order in 2010 for four S-70B aircraft with deliveries starting in December 2011 and continuing through the end of the first quarter of 2012.