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Republic of Singapore Navy Acquires Six New Naval Helicopters

January 21, 2005

Hartford, Connecticut -- The Singapore Ministry of Defense has signed a contract with Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation of the United States to acquire six new Sikorsky S-70B naval helicopters which will operate off the Republic of Singapore Navy's (RSN) new frigates.

The acquisition of naval helicopters, equipped with advanced anti-surface and anti-submarine warfare sensors and weapons, is a significant milestone in the RSN's force development. The naval helicopters are projected for delivery to the RSN between 2008 and 2010. This acquisition will enhance the RSN's capability to undertake a wide spectrum of missions and carry out its mission of defending Singapore and its vital sea lines of communications more effectively.

* Marianne Heffernan
Phone: +1 203-386-4373
* Paul Jackson
Phone: +1 203-386-7143

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