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Sikorsky is an exception to the workforce dilemma, according to its president, Paul Lemmo; the Stratford firm hired about 1,000 people last year and has added another 600 so far in 2021.
The aircraft would replace six Airbus-made MRH-90 Taipan helicopters.
Taiwan is seeking to update its aging military helicopter fleet.
Thirteen S-70 Firehawk helicopters are currently being used to combat the wildfires spreading across California.
The facility has a 360-person workforce.
Sikorsky was the sole bidder for this contract.
The Israeli deal is worth an estimated $3.4 billion.
Sikorsky and Boeing also previewed the new Defiant X helicopter for the U.S. Army.
The helicopters will be delivered in phases by 2025.
The deal marks the first time that Lithuania has purchased American-made helicopters.
“The consensus out there – before the pandemic and now – is that there are three top problems: Workforce development, workforce development, and workforce development,” declares Colin Cooper.
“They’re like a fine liquor – it takes time to make a really good, premium cigar,” says Bill Webb. "I consider them to be jewels."
The White House has indicated it will likely veto the bill if it includes limitations on toxic chemicals found in firefighting foam and other products.
The MH-60 Sierra is a multimission helicopter that is dispatched by the U.S. Navy for various operations.