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Lockheed Martin Canada was able to highlight its high-tech capabilities to industry at the CANSEC defence trade show recently after the Canadian Forces agreed to its request to fly the Cyclone helicopter to Ottawa.
The Cyclone flew in from 12 Wing Shearwater and was on static display at CANSEC from May 29-30.
The helicopter is produced by Sikorsky, one of Lockheed’s companies.
Lockheed Martin Canada requested that the Royal Canadian Air Force send the Cyclone to CANSEC but according to the Department of National Defence, the company did not take part in the decision to approve that request.
Canadian taxpayers paid $25,350 for the round-trip for the helicopter,
“CANSEC provides an opportunity for members of the defence industry to see firsthand a modern military helicopter and to engage with crew members to discuss the helicopter’s performance,” the Department of National Defence stated in an email to the Ottawa Citizen.
Eight crew members were with the helicopter.
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