The Department of the Air Force has awarded Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., of Stratford, Connecticut, a $1,277,618,606 fixed-price-incentive-firm at target price/firm-fixed-price contract for the initial engineering, manufacturing and development Combat Rescue Helicopter program.
The CRH program will replace the aging HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter with new air vehicles, training systems, and product support required for the Personnel Recovery mission. The requirement is for 112 new air vehicles (most probable quantity). However, the Air Force structured the contract to handle fluctuations of quantities. The contract will include the development, integration, production, and initial sustainment of the entire CRH system.
Work will be performed at Stratford, Connecticut, and is expected to be completed by June 2029, if all options are exercised. If all options are exercised, the total contract amount is estimated at $7,900,000,000.
One offer was received in response to the solicitation issued October 19, 2012.
For more information, see the Department of Defense release.