Sikorsky delivers 300th UH-60M

July 8, 2011 at 11:01 AM
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STRATFORD, Conn., July 8 (UPI) -- Sikorsky Aircraft says it delivered its 300th UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter to U.S. Army since 2006.

With a new airframe, avionics and propulsion system, the aircraft is the most modern in a series of Black Hawk variants that Sikorsky has been delivering to the Army since 1978.

"The UH-60M platform brings the most up-to-date technology to the war-fighter to keep our troops safe for their diverse missions," said John Palumbo, Sikorsky vice president of Army Programs. "We continue to receive very positive feedback from the U.S. Army because the UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter provides reduced pilot workload, increased lift, better protection and enhanced survivability.

"It is a proven, reliable combat aircraft."

Sikorsky is expected to deliver more than 950 UH-60M aircraft to the Army by 2025.

The Army plans to buy more than 400 HH-60M MEDEVAC aircraft. Exact procurement numbers year-to-year and across the life of the program will be determined by budget authorizations and specific contract awards.

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