Media Advisory: Team Romeo to Host Media Teleconference to Announce MH-60R

Jun 16, 2011

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The Australian Department of Defense announced today it has selected the U.S. Navy’s MH-60R Seahawk helicopter as their preferred choice for their Air 9000 Phase 8 Naval Combat Helicopter replacement.

Team Romeo, consisting of representatives from the U.S. Navy, airframe manufacturer Sikorsky Aircraft, and mission systems integrator Lockheed Martin, will host a teleconference for journalists to discuss today’s announcement, what the win means and what still lies ahead.


June 16, 2011

4:30 p.m. EST


Capt. Dean Peters, H-60 Program Office (PMA-299)

Mr. George Barton, Lockheed Martin

Mr. Dennis, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation


To join the teleconference, dial: (301) 342-5802

Participant code: 3186583


Stephanie Vendrasco, (301) 995-2774;

Bettina Chavanne, (202) 510-7408;

Frans Jurgens, (203) 386-6443;

PEO(A) Public Affairs
(301) 995-2774

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