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The tests are being conducted at Waterbury-Oxford Airport in Connecticut.
Half of the production will take place at Sikorsky's Stratford headquarters.
AAG is headquartered at Hudson Valley Regional Airport in Wappinger Falls.
One-third of the project work will be at the company's Stratford facility.
Sikorsky and General Electric Aircraft Co. are the principal contractors in the transaction.
India becomes the fourth foreign nation to include MH-60R helicopters in its military.
Work on the new aircraft will take place at Sikorsky’s headquarters in Stratford.
The company’s Matrix Autonomy Technology will be integrated into a digitally enabled fire management system.
Teams from Sikorsky and the military have worked since April and conducted more than 30 test events and evaluated 135 potential design solutions.
The Air Force program calls for 113 helicopters to replace its predecessor, the Sikorsky HH-60G Pave Hawk.
The pre-apprenticeship program allows students to apply the hours of work and study certified to any aerospace manufacturer.