The Croatian Ministry of Defence has requested the necessary parliamentary approval for two new UH-60M helicopters, a year after their donation was announced by the US and weeks after the local media reported the planned purchase of two more Black Hawks.
Defence Minister Damir Krstičević informed the parliamentary defence committee on 2 December that the USD138.2 million deal was approved by the US Congress on 30 November.
On 11 December the Croatian government approved the planned acquisition and financing worth HRK807.2 million (USD120.6 million), including value-added tax, for the logistics package and the second two UH-60Ms. Payments are to begin this fiscal year and last until 2026.
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