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Latvia receives approval to buy four Black Hawk helos

08 August 2018

Latvia’s request to procure four Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk transport helicopters has been approved by the US State Department, it was announced on 3 August.

The deal is valued at USD200 million, and covers the helicopters, equipment including Talon Forward Looking Infrared Radar (FLIR) systems, spares, support, and sustainment.

“The sale of these UH-60 helicopters to Latvia will significantly increase [the country’s] capability to provide troop lift, border security, anti-terrorist, medical evacuation, search and rescue, re-supply/external lift, and combat support in all weather,” the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said in its notification.

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