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Brazilian request for Black Hawk helicopters approved by US State Department

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World Aviation Defense & Security News - Brazil
 
 
Brazilian request for Black Hawk helicopters approved by US State Department
 
US State Department approved possible Foreign Military Sale to Brazil for UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $145 million.
     
US State Department approved possible Foreign Military Sale to Brazil for UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $145 million.
FAB UH-60 Black Hawk multirole helicopters
     

The Government of Brazil has requested a possible sale of 3 UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters with 8 T-700-GE-701C engines (6 installed and 2 spares), 12 M-134 7.62mm Machine Guns, 8 H765GU Embedded Global Positioning System/Inertial Navigation Systems, spare and repair parts, tools and support equipment, publications and technical data, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. Government and contractor engineering and technical support services, and other related elements of logistics support.

According to the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency "this proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of Brazil, which has been, and continues to be, an important force for political stability and economic progress in South America".

The principal contractors will be Sikorsky Aircraft (United Technologies) Corporation in Stratford, Connecticut; General Electric Engines in Lynn, Massachusetts; and Dillon Aero Systems in Mesa, Arizona.