28 June 2022
by Gareth Jennings
Sikorsky is to ship tons of extra Black Hawk helicopters underneath the most recent multi-year award introduced on 27 June. (Janes/Gareth Jennings)
The US Division of Protection (DoD) has contracted Sikorsky to ship 255 H-60 Black Hawk helicopters for the US Military and Overseas Navy Gross sales (FMS) prospects.
The tenth multi-year award for the Black Hawk helicopters, introduced on 27 June, covers 120 baseline H-60Ms, plus choices for an extra 135 helicopters, and is scheduled to run for 5 years from July 2022 to 2027. The H-60M designation covers each the UH-60M utility and the HH-60M medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) variants of the Black Hawks.
The contract worth is USD2.3 billion, in contrast withthe earlier multi-year award granted for 257 helicopters in 2017 that was price USD3.8 billion.
The UH-60M is the most recent Black Hawk variant in service, and incorporates extra highly effective and dependable Common Electrical T700-GE-701D engines, enhanced rotor blades, and a totally digital ‘glass’ cockpit.
This story, first revealed on 27 June 2022, has been up to date with new data.