Turkey orders 12 additional S-70B helicopters
11 Jun 2005
On 10 June 2005, Sikorsky Aircraft signed a memorandum of understanding with the Government of Turkey for 12 new S-70B SEAHAWK helicopters plus an option for five additional helicopters. First deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2008.
Turkey is already operating eight S-70B SEAHAWKs from a previous order. Turkey's land forces also operate more than 100 S-70A BLACKHAWK helicopters.
The S-70B is a derivative of the US Navy SH-60B, a capable anti-submarine and anti-surface unit warfare helicopter. Other international customers of the S-70B include Australia, Greece, Japan, Spain, Singapore and Thailand.