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Sikorsky Hh60 W Combat Rescue Helo 800

Sikorsky Draws $507M Helicopter Contract

Dec. 13, 2020
Within the scope of a broader, five-year award for new Black Hawk helicopters, the U.S. Army has ordered an unspecified number of UH-60M and HH-60M combat aircraft.

The U.S. Army issued a $507,036,949 contract modification to Sikorsky Aircraft Corp for UH-60M and HH-60M combat helicopters. Neither the Army nor Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin subsidiary, detailed how many helicopters are to be delivered, though with list prices for the UH-60 Black Hawk series aircraft ranging from $5.9 million to $10.2 million it may be assumed that several dozen helicopters will be delivered.

The modification references a June 2017 U.S. Dept. of Defense award to Sikorsky for new production of the UH-60M series helicopters, estimated at a value of $4.6 billion over five years.

Manufacturing will be carried out by Sikorsky at its Stratford, Conn., headquarters, with work to be completed by June 30, 2022.

The UH-60 Black Hawk aircraft are a four-blade, twin-engine, medium-lift utility helicopters available with various modifications and improvements for designated applications.

The UH-60M is an updated replacement model for earlier UH-60s.

The HH-60M a “medevac” version of the UH-60M that incorporates medical mission systems equipment.

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