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  • HH-60W to be Tested
    HH-60W to be Tested November 12 2019
    New HH-60W helicopters of US landed at Eglin Nov. 6 to begin developmental testing. The second HH-60W general-purpose helicopter reached the test area the next day. The platform is based on the UH-60M helicopter in design. The aircraft is modified to perform missions locating and rescuing downed pilots in hostile territory, and United States Air Force (USAF)purchased 113 HH-60W helicopters equipped for search and rescue missions. HH-60W is significantly more capable and re...
  • Croatia buys two more Black Hawks
    Croatia buys two more Black Hawks November 1 2019
      US Government cleared two Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk utility helicopters sale to Croatia. The country will have four Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters in inventory. The US State Department approval, announced on 30 October, covers a pair of the latest-variant UH-60Ms, along with other equipment, spares, weapons, training and support. The estimated value of the Foreign Military Sale (FMS) is USD115 million. The helicopters will join a pair of UH-60Ms t...
  • Taiwan Retires 49-year-old UH-1H
    Taiwan Retires 49-year-old UH-1H October 30 2019
    The Republic of China Army retired its UH-1H fleet today and declared the UH-60M fleet fully operational. A ceremony was held at Tai Chung Lung Hsiang base to mark the event. The UH-1H utility helicopter was in service for military training or in the relief operations of mountain rescue and natural disasters. Army Aviation Special Operations Command held a "de-settlement ceremony" on the 30th of this month due to the absence of parts and shortage of spare parts. Its air tr...
  • Production Approval for HH-60W
    Production Approval for HH-60W September 26 2019
    Lockheed Martin announced that the Sikorsky HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter, the M-level UH-60 Black Hawk general-purpose helicopter, has received Milestone C initial production approval. The Combat Rescue Helicopter will perform combat search and rescue and personnel recovery operations for all U.S. military services. The joint Sikorsky and USAF flight test team have executed over 70 hours of envelope expansion flights. A much-improved version of the 1970s UH-60 Black Hawk design, ...
  • Taiwan to Retire UH-1H on Oct. 30
    Taiwan to Retire UH-1H on Oct. 30 September 2 2019
    Taiwan is going retire its UH-1 helicopters that have been in service on the island for 50 years. It will be replaced by the UH-60. The Army officially confirmed that it will cooperate with UH-60M on October 30 this year to hold UH-1H demobilization at Hangte 602 Brigade (Taichung Xinshe).   
  • $6 961 Billion Worth Export
    $6 961 Billion Worth Export May 7 2019
    The State Department has decided to approve a possible Foreign Military Sale to three countries for five different defence items. Two for Bahrain, two for Czech Republic and one for United Arab Emirates. Total cost for Bahrain is $ 3. 228 billion. Total tag price for Czech Republic is 1. 085 billion and UAE will pay $2.728 billion. Total export value is $6 961 billion. Bahrain will acquire various Patriot missile systems and related support and equipment for an...
  • Tunisia Receives Last Helicopter December 4 2018
    US Army Security Assistance Command (USASAC), made a new statement. In a statement, Tunisia, UH-60M Blackhawk helicopter shipments are reported to be completed. The delivery of helicopters that Tunisia will use for transport and MEDEVAC missions was completed in June, but no statement has been received by the parties until this month. The first four of the platforms provided under the FMS in June 2017. In the final helicopters delivered, large dust filters and heat-dilution ...
  • Second Hand Helicopter to Croatia
    Second Hand Helicopter to Croatia October 18 2018
    Croatian Defence Minister Damir Krstičević stated that Croatia will acquire the UH-60M. The two helicopters will be granted from US Army stocks. The helicopters are scheduled to be delivered in 2020. The platforms will be allocated to the use of Special Forces Command under the Croatian Armed Forces. Helicopters will be used for transport, special operations, medical evacuation, search and rescue missions. The UH-60M helicopters can carry up to 14 soldiers or 4000 kilogram...
  • Latvia buys four Black Hawk
    Latvia buys four Black Hawk August 4 2018
    Latvia has been cleared by the U.S. State Department to buy four UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters, in a move to bolster the NATO nation’s ability to move forces around the alliance’s eastern flank. The US State Department has decided approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Latvia of four UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopters and related equipment for an estimated cost of $200 million.  The Defence Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying...
  • Saudi Contract for Sikorsky
    Saudi Contract for Sikorsky July 4 2017
    The US Department of Defence (DoD) announced on 30 June a $3,8 billion contract awarded to Sikorsky to manufacture 257 H-60 Black Hawk helicopters for the US Army and Saudi Arabia. The five-year contract covers UH-60M utility and HH-60M medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) configurations. The specific numbers and distribution of the helicopters were undisclosed. Powered with General Electric T700-GE-701D engines, UH-60 Black Hawks a fully digital glass cockpit. ...
  • Tousandth Black Hawk to the US
    Tousandth Black Hawk to the US October 19 2016
    The US Army received its thousandth H-60M Black Hawk helicopter during a ceremony held on Thursday according to Sikorsky officials. First entering the US inventory in 2007, the army now operates 792 UH-60M and 208 HH-60M. The H-60M is preferred by ten other countries and features two T700-GE-701D engines.