03:01 GMT30 October 2020
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    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States awarded aerospace giant Lockheed Martin more than $900 million to build 21 maritime combat helicopters for India and three for the US Navy, the Defence Department said in a statement.

    "Lockheed Martin Corporation of Owego, New York is awarded a $904,800,000.... contract for the production and delivery of three MH-60R Seahawk maritime aircraft for the US Navy and 21 MH-60Rs for the government of India", the release said on Thursday.

    Earlier in the month, the company won more than $6 billion to produce interceptors and other equipment for the Patriot anti-aircraft and anti-missile defence system.

    In April, the US military awarded a contract worth more than $500 million to Lockheed Martin to build eight F-16 fighter jets for Bulgaria.

    The Seahawk is a maritime variant of the US Army's Black Hawk helicopters. The helicopters are part of a $3 billion security pact US President Donald Trump finalized with New Delhi during his visit to India in February.

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