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Sikorsky and United Rotorcraft to Describe Transformation of Military Black Hawks into Firefighting FIREHAWKS®

WHAT:

Sikorsky and United Rotorcraft will join together in front of an actual L.A. County FIREHAWK to describe the transformation Black Hawks undergo to create the most efficient fire-fighting helicopter - and feature crews who flew them first-hand in the severe fires L.A. County experienced this past December. 

The Multi-Mission Firehawk introduces new capabilities that are crucial in an increasingly dangerous environment:
  • Unmatched ability to deliver initial strike capability; the key is to hit a fire early, before it grows
  • Able to deliver a crew of 12 firefighters close to the fire and then deliver water as often as necessary – and then extract the crew after firefighting is finished
  • No other helicopter can deliver more water per minute
They will also discuss the recent orders for 15 more FIREHAWKS from multiple firefighting agencies.

WHO:
Mike Slattery, President, United Rotorcraft

Jeanette Eaton, Sikorsky’s Vice President Business Development, North America
Members of L.A. County Fire Department  

WHEN:
Tuesday, February 27, 3:30 p.m.

WHERE:
Heli Expo – Sikorsky Exhibit Booth N5315

CONTACT:
Megan Kephart, Sikorsky 
megan.kephart@lmco.com
https://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/products/firehawk.html 
937-259-4174

George Torres, Griffin Communications (For United Rotorcraft)
george@griffincg.com
www.unitedrotorcraft.com
310-947-0982



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