Poland prepared its armed S-70i 21 June, 2016

Sikorsky Black Hawk armed version can carry Lockheed Martin AGM-114 Hellfire air-to-surface missiles, seven- or 19-round Hydra 70 rocket pods and GAU-19 gun pods, plus 200USgal crashworthy external fuel system tanks. The aircraft also can be equipped with an electro-optical/infrared sensor turret and door-mounted 12.7mm machine guns or M134 mini-guns.

The armed S-70i is being pitched at central and eastern European countries which require multi-purpose helicopters to conduct armed assault missions in support of ground troops, with the aircraft also capable of supporting combat search and rescue tasks.  The armed S-70i will make its first international appearance during next month’s Farnborough air show in the UK.

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