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Ukraine conflict: Ukrainian defence intelligence unveils UH-60A Black Hawk

The Ukrainian defence intelligence displays the UH-60A. (Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine)

Imagery released by the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine shows that the service is operating a UH-60A Black Hawk helicopter.

Two images of a UH-60A in a paint scheme that features the Ukrainian flag and roundels were posted by the directorate on social media. In one image the helicopter is pictured next to an Mi-24. Accordingto the intelligence service, both helicopters have been conducting front-line combat missions with specialist units of the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine.

The colour scheme of the UH-60A also features a black gloss with a blue-and-silver stripe running from the lower part of the fuselage up and over the main rotor pylon โ€“ a pattern that bears a striking resemblance to a UH-60A upgraded by US company Ace Aeronautics with tail number N60FW.

Official lists of equipment supplied to Ukraine by the US government do not include UH-60 helicopters.

Ace Aeronautics and the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine have not responded to a request for comment at the time of publication.

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