PDTI Eyes Parts Supply to Sikorsky as Indonesia Signs MoU to Buy S-70M Helicopters

  • Defensemirror.com bureau
  • 09:10 AM, August 24, 2023
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 PDTI Eyes Parts Supply to Sikorsky as Indonesia Signs MoU to Buy S-70M Helicopters

Helicopter maker Sikorsky signed an agreement with Indonesian aerospace firm PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) to pursue a sales agreement of up to 24 Sikorsky S-70M Black Hawk helicopters for the Republic of Indonesia.

"This agreement demonstrates our mutual interest with PTDI to provide S-70M Black Hawk helicopters to serve Indonesia’s security needs," said Jeff White, vice president of Global Business Development at Sikorsky.

“The Black Hawk can quickly and reliably deliver personnel and supplies to geographically-dispersed populations across a large archipelagic area such as Indonesia.”

The agreement was finalized during Indonesian Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto’s visit to the U.S. to meet with defense and industry officials in support of Indonesia’s military modernization and interoperability efforts.

We are confident that this strategic cooperation between PTDI and Lockheed Martin will result in added values gained for PTDI's capability in integration, customization, modification and system upgrade for the helicopter's completion,” said Gita Amperiawan, President Director at PTDI. “In addition, with the opportunity to become an official Sikorsky supplier, PTDI will also be able to expand its aerostructure business.”

The S-70M Black Hawk is built at Lockheed Martin’s PZL Mielec facility in Poland and has been exported to several countries.

 PDTI Eyes Parts Supply to Sikorsky as Indonesia Signs MoU to Buy S-70M Helicopters
Sikorsky S-70M Black Hawk Helicopter
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