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Chile receives first batch of Black Hawk helicopters

17 July 2018

The Chilean Air Force (Fuerza Aérea de Chile: FACh) received three Sikorsky S-70i Black Hawk helicopters during a ceremony in Mielec, Poland, on 13 July. The multipurpose platforms will undergo final inspections before they are transported to Chile, according to a FACh press communique dated 14 July.

In December 2016 the FACh purchased a total of six Black Hawks, all of which are scheduled to be delivered this year. According to a 14 March report by Jane’s , the second batch will arrive by October. A 2016 statement by Lockheed Martin explains that the contract includes spare parts, pilots and maintenance specialists training, on-site technical assistance, and ground support equipment.

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