MH-60 Helicopter Takes Off for Thailand

U.S. Navy delivers two maritime helicopters to Thai Navy as part of first MH-60 Foreign Military Sale

 

file The first of two MH-60S helicopters land at the Port of Baltimore from Lockheed Martin’s Owego, NY, facility on the first leg of their journey to the Royal Thai Navy. This marks the U.S. Navy’s first Foreign Military Sale of the MH-60 maritime helicopters.

While many view the summer as a time for rest and relaxation, the MH-60 maritime helicopter program continues full speed ahead. The program recorded another major milestone recently when the first two Foreign Military Sale MH-60S, or “Sierra,” helicopters began their journey to the Royal Thai Navy.

The helicopters began the first leg of their journey to Thailand with a “fly off” on August 8 from Lockheed Martin’s facility in Owego, N.Y.  They flew to the Port of Baltimore in Maryland, where they will eventually depart for Thailand.

“MH-60S ‘Sierra’ helicopters have proven to be highly reliable utility aircraft for the U.S. Navy fleet,” said Michael Sears, the U.S. Navy’s international H-60 deputy program manager. “We are honored to provide Thailand with the same capability, along with pilot and maintainer training, spares and logistical support.”

While many view the summer as a time for rest and relaxation, the MH-60 maritime helicopter program continues full speed ahead. The program recorded another major milestone recently when the first two Foreign Military Sale MH-60S, or “Sierra,” helicopters began their journey to the Royal Thai Navy.

The helicopters began the first leg of their journey to Thailand with a “fly off” on August 8 from Lockheed Martin’s facility in Owego, N.Y.  They flew to the Port of Baltimore in Maryland, where they will eventually depart for Thailand.

“MH-60S ‘Sierra’ helicopters have proven to be highly reliable utility aircraft for the U.S. Navy fleet,” said Michael Sears, the U.S. Navy’s international H-60 deputy program manager. “We are honored to provide Thailand with the same capability, along with pilot and maintainer training, spares and logistical support.”