WASHINGTON, June 15 (UPI) -- The FBI has received delivery of a Sikorsky-built UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter as part of an initiative to modernize the agency's rotary wing fleet.
U.S. company Sikorsky announced the delivery of its UH-60M helicopter to the FBI. Company officials say the delivery marks a milestone for the company, producing the first UH-60M aircraft to enter service outside of the U.S. Army.
The FBI has ordered three of Sikorsky's UH-60M variant of the widely deployed Black Hawk aircraft in a move to modernize the agency's helicopter fleet.
"Sikorsky is honored to be delivering its first ever aircraft to the FBI," Doug Shidler, Sikorsky Army Systems vice president, said in a statement.
"This marks the addition of another valued Black Hawk helicopter customer, but it also demonstrates Sikorsky's capability to support the fielding of U.S. Army units while also delivering to other customers early in the build process."