Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. made excess profit selling the U.S. Army helicopter parts that it bought at a lower price from the Pentagon’s primary supply agency, the Defense Department’s inspector general says.
Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, a U.S. manufacturer and designer of helicopters, is in supply talks with Motor Sich PJSC, a Ukrainian engine maker, Kommersant-Ukraine reported, citing Paul Jackson, Sikorsky’s communications director.
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. overcharged the U.S. Army for 28 UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter spare parts, including $2,393.41 for a plastic wiring box cover worth $181.70, according to the office of the Defense Department’s Inspector General.
United Technologies Corp.’s Sikorsky unit, the maker of Black Hawk helicopters, protested the U.S. Navy’s plans to buy 21 Russian-made Mi17 choppers, saying U.S. manufacturers weren’t allowed to compete for the contract.
A United Technologies Corp. Black Hawk helicopter carrying U.S. Navy SEALs to Osama Bin Laden ’s hideout was downed by an air vortex caused by unexpectedly warm air and the effect of a high wall surrounding the compound, not mechanical failure or gunfire, according to U.S. officials and a lawmaker.