Sikorsky Aircraft has announced a contract with the Korea Coast Guard for a S-92 helicopter that will operate under its Multi-purpose Helicopter Program.

The aircraft is scheduled to be delivered in December 2013.

The purchase was formalised on 19 December 2011 in conjunction with the Multi-purpose Heavy Helicopter Purchase Programme.

Sikorsky Aircraft was one of three contenders in the selection process.

The Korea Coast Guard has expressed an interest in adding three more S-92 helicopters in the coming years to the Multi-purpose Helicopter Program, the United Technologies Corp (UTC) subsidiary said in a statement.

Source: Flight International