Sikorsky will develop a new version of the Schweitzer 333 helicopter for Saudi Arabia in a move that underscores the health of the Middle East rotorcraft market, and its rapid transformation into a balanced civil/military market. Under a deal struck here last week worth more than $1 billion to the Saudi interior ministry, Sikorsky agreed to supply nine Schweitzer 434s, an upgraded version of the 333, along with 16 S-92 transports and 15 S-72Ds, a new variant equipped with a Thales glass ...

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