LONDON – The Turkish navy plans to issue a request for proposals to Sikorsky to purchase Seahawk helicopters to operate from the country’s first helicopter carrier. Ankara wants six new helicopters in a troop transport configuration to operate from the new vessel, which will be based on Spanish shipbuilder Navantia’s Juan Carlos I helicopter carrier design but built by the Sedef shipyard in Istanbul. The navy wanted the new troop-carrying helicopters to be based on a type ...

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