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US Army orders UH-60M and HH-60M helicopters


Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $30,959,224 modification (P00181) to contract W58RGZ-17-C-0009 for procurement of nine Army UH-60M and 15 Army HH-60M aircraft.

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US Army orders UH 60M and HH 60M helicopters 01 Two US Army UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters (Picture source: US Army)


Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2023. Fiscal 2021 aircraft procurement, Army funds in the amount of $30,959,224 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

UH-60M

The UH/HH-60M Black Hawk multi-role helicopter serves as the U.S. Army’s primary front-line, medium-lift, utility helicopter supporting assault, air cavalry, and aeromedical evacuation units. Designed and manufactured to meet evolving warfighting needs, the UH/HH-60M is a modernised version of the legacy Black Hawk helicopter designed to be joint forces capable and execute missions 24 hours a day under all-weather conditions. The M model Black Hawk has multiple upgrades over its predecessors including multimission capabilities and features a new airframe, advanced digital avionics and a powerful propulsion system that can be used to perform tactical transport, utility, search and rescue, airborne assault, command and control, medical evacuation, aerial sustainment, disaster relief and firefighting missions.

HH-60M

UH-60M with medical mission equipment (medevac version) for U.S. Army


US Army orders UH 60M and HH 60M helicopters 02 A HH-60M Blackhawk helicopter is prepared for a night mission by U.S. Army Soldiers (Picture source: US Army)