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Update: Sikorsky to deliver hundreds more Black Hawks to US Army and FMS customers

Sikorsky is to deliver hundreds more Black Hawk helicopters under the latest multi-year award announced on 27 June. (Janes/Gareth Jennings)

The US Department of Defense (DoD) has contracted Sikorsky to deliver 255 H-60 Black Hawk helicopters for the US Army and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers.

The tenth multi-year award for the Black Hawk helicopters, announced on 27 June, covers 120 baseline H-60Ms, plus options for a further 135 helicopters, and is scheduled to run for five years from July 2022 to 2027. The H-60M designation covers both the UH-60M utility and the HH-60M medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) variants of the Black Hawks.

The contract value is USD2.3 billion, compared withthe previous multi-year award granted for 257 helicopters in 2017 that was worth USD3.8 billion.

The UH-60M is the newest Black Hawk variant in service, and incorporates more powerful and reliable General Electric T700-GE-701D engines, enhanced rotor blades, and a fully digital ‘glass' cockpit.

This story, first published on 27 June 2022, has been updated with new information.

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