Blue Sky Network Awarded Sikorsky Contract
Blue Sky Network awarded Sikorsky contract
BSN to provide tracking, SATCOM systems for the Black Hawk helicopter
Blue Sky Network (BSN), an industry-leading satellite-based tracking and communications systems provider, today announced it was awarded a contract with Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT).
Per the contract, Sikorsky will equip S-70 Black Hawk helicopters with an avionics package that includes BSN’s satellite-based tracking and communication services. The contract involves testing and qualifying the systems to meet the U.S. government and Sikorsky’s standards and requirements. Part of a larger Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program, the helicopters will be used for critical search and rescue (SAR) missions supporting military operations overseas.
“The qualification of our system on Sikorsky’s S-70 Black Hawk platform further demonstrates our capability to provide our customers with innovative products and services,” said Jeff Sherwood, BSN’s business development manager.
“This agreement with an iconic company such as Sikorsky is an important step in our OEM channel expansion,” said Gregoire Demory, BSN’s president and chief executive officer. “The Blue Sky Network team is thrilled to announce that our D1000C and ACH1000 systems are now ‘factory qualified’ on all S-70 Sikorsky Black Hawk helicopters.”
Sikorsky delivered the first Black Hawk helicopter to the U.S. Army on October 31, 1978. Since then, the helicopter has served as the U.S. Army’s primary medium-lift utility transport.
About Blue Sky Network
Blue Sky Network is an industry-leading provider of mission-critical fleet management, tracking, business continuity, and operational analytics solutions serving private, commercial, and government customers worldwide.
Blue Sky Network deploys innovative satellite-based communication solutions that help aviation, marine, and land/mobile customers track and manage their high-value assets in real-time anywhere in the world, resulting in improved safety, security, operational efficiency, and profitability.
Founded in 2001, Blue Sky Network is headquartered in San Diego, California, with customers and distributors in more than 50 countries. For more information about Blue Sky Network products and services, visit www.blueskynetwork.com or call +1 858-551-3894.
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