Sikorsky Aircraft has been awarded nearly $1bn worth of contracts by the US Department of Defence (DoD).

The company received an $833m contract to provide sustaining, army-fixed engineering sustaining, programme management / systems engineering sustaining, army provisioning and army technical publications services.

The deal also includes integrated logistics support, contractor manpower reporting, packaging handling storage and transportation, as well as advance procurement funding services.

"Work under the contract will be carried out at Stratford in Connecticut, US."

Work under the contract will be carried out at Stratford in Connecticut, US, and is expected to be completed by the end of 2016.

The company was also awarded an $106m contract to offer technical, engineering, logistics services, supplies, and parts support for the H-60 weapons system.

Due to be carried out at the Corpus Christi, Texas, the work is expected to be finished by the end of November 2016.

The US Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is serving as the contracting activity.

In November 2014, The company received a $316.17m modification award for the overhaul, repair and recapitalisation of the H-60 weapons system.

In 2012, the US DoD signed a $7.3bn agreement with Sikorsky Aircraft to supply UH-60 Black Hawk tactical transport helicopters to the US Armed Forces.

The multi-mission helicopter first entered service with the US Army in 1979 to help replace its fleet of Bell UH-1 Iroquois helicopters, and was gradually adopted by the navy and air force for electronic warfare and special operations.