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Sikorsky to ship tons of extra Black Hawks to US Military and FMS prospects




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.




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