on the battle proven BLACK HAWK helicopter, the S-70i helicopter has
been designed with the specific features and capabilities most requested
by international military customers, at an affordable price. The S-70i
BLACK HAWK helicopter is the culmination of 30 years of engineering
excellence and real world military experience. This affordable new breed
of BLACK HAWK is robustly configured with a state-of-the-art cockpit.
Designed to a strict military standard, the BLACK HAWK helicopter's
ability to be quickly deployed and reconfigured has made this versatile
aircraft a legend. The S-70i BLACK HAWK helicopter is the latest addition
to this proud lineage of multi-mission aircraft that continues to serve
27 nations around the world. The Polish Company PZL Mielec delivered
the first three S-70i Black Hawk helicopters to an undisclosed launch
customer in August 2011. Sikorsky Aircraft signed a contract with the
Brunei Ministry of Defence in December 2011, to supply 12 S-70i helicopters
for the Royal Brunei Air Force (RBAF). In March 2013, The Colombian
Army has formally inducted five new Sikorsky S-70i multi-mission helicopters
into its fleet of BLACK HAWK aircraft. Colombia is the first South American
country to buy the S-70i BLACK HAWK helicopter variant from Sikorsky
Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation.
S-70A Black Hawk: Military model for the export market. - S-70A Firehawk: Firefighting variant of the UH-60L.
Tank system designed and built by Aero Union in Chico, California. - S-70A (N) Naval Hawk: Maritime variant that blends
the S-70A Black Hawk and S-70B Seahawk designs. - S-70B/C Seahawk: Maritime military model for the
export market. - S-70C Firehawk: Commercial variant - S-70i Black Hawk: International military version
assembled by Sikorsky subsidiary, PZL Mielec in Poland. - T-70: A Turkish variant of the S-70i, built under
license by Turkish Aerospace Industries with indigenous Turkish mission-computer,
avionics, landing gear and transmission. Turkey was to initially to
produce about 150 T-70s under license. US Ambassador to Turkey Frank
Ricciardone stated that Turkey now intends to produce some 600 T-70s.
helicopter configurations enable mission planners to maximize assets
by moving them to where they are most needed. A straight forward design
allows for quick-change configurations that meet mission requirements.
Troop seats can be removed in minutes for the storage of cargo and supplies.
Add mission specific equipment to increase capability, range, performance
and much more. The reliable crash-worthy airframe design of the S-70i
integrates a machined cabin structure and a single-piece cockpit assembly.
The structure can resist small-arms fire and high-explosive projectiles.
Entry and exit of the crew and troops are provided by two jettisonable
cockpit doors and two sliding cargo doors respectively. The S-70i can
be equipped with ballistic protection, an active vibration control system,
medical equipment, wire strike protection, Integrated Vehicle Health
Management (IVHM) system, auxiliary fuel tanks, an external rescue hoist,
rappelling equipment and cargo hook.
The modern S-70i BLACK HAWK helicopter incorporates advancements that
connect this remarkable aircraft into the fast-pace, digital-information
world that exists today. With its state-of-the-art and fully integrated
digital glass cockpit, the S-70i BLACK HAWK helicopter will provide
unprecedented situational awareness demanded by today's complex mission
environments. The S-70i is equipped with a fully integrated digital
cockpit with an advanced avionics suite incorporating four ten-inch
colour multifunctional displays (MFDs), a dual digital automatic flight
control system and coupled flight director and flight management system
(FMS). The navigation and communication systems include a dual embedded
GPS/INS system with digital map, two UHF/VHF AM/FM radios, automatic
direction finder, VOR/ILS and three-station crew digital inter-communication
S-70i Black Hawk is powered by two T700-GE701D turboshaft engines equipped
with C controls which develop each a maximum power of 1,447 kW. The
S-70i can fly at a maximum cruise speed of 277 km/h. The AEO (All Engines
Operating) service ceiling of the helicopter is 13,200ft. The helicopter
has a maximum range of 459 km.
standard S-70i helicopter is not armed. The latest variants of S-70i
helicopters can be fitted with Battlehawk system. The system includes
machine guns, 70mm rocket launchers, air-to-ground laser missile system,
helmet-mounted sight, external gun mounting system and external stores
weapon system. The S-70 BATTLEHAWK provides a fully integrated array
of interchangeable weapons suitable for a variety of missions. The weapons
suite includes .50 cal. machine guns, 20mm cannon, 19-round 70mm rocket
pods, guided air-to-ground missile, and helmet-mounted sight.
cockpit with colour multifunctional displays, dual
digital automatic flight control system, flight
director, flight management system (FMS), GPS,automatic
direction finder, VOR/ILS and three-station crew
digital inter-communication system (ICS).
10.17 m; Rotor diameter: 10.67 m;
Height: 2.68 m
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