MH-60M BlackHawk  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2010
Total Production: 61
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
Parent System: H-60 Hawk
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1979
Total Production: 4,766
Total Cost: USD$100 billion
Family Members: A2C2S, Advanced UH-60J, BattleHawk, HH-60G Pave Hawk, HH-60H, HH-60M BlackHawk, HH-60W, MH-60R Strikehawk, MH-60S Knighthawk, S-70i International Black Hawk, SH-60B Seahawk, SH-60F Ocean Hawk, UH-60A Blackhawk, UH-60L Blackhawk, UH-60M BlackHawk, UH-60Q Medevac and UH-60V Blackhawk
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Description: The UH-60 utility tactical transport helicopters provide air assault, general support, medial evacuation, command and control, electronic warfare, and special operations support for the US Army and allied nations. They feature lightweight armor to counter small arms fire, as well as hardened and redundant sub-systems design for improved survivability. The UH-60 airframe has been designed to progressively crush on impact, protecting the crew and the passengers. The UH-60 helicopters provide improved mobility to ground forces, due to dramatic improvements in troop capacity and cargo lift capability compared to previous utility helicopters. UH-60s also enable rapid deployment of infantry troops throughout the battlefield. Up to 11 combat ready troops and a crew of 4 can be accommodated inside a UH-60 helicopter.

The UH-60 helicopter can accommodate external fuel tanks to achieve extended range, small caliber guns typically for self-defense, and even Hellfire anti-tank missiles, as well as other equipment. They can operate in almost any weather conditions even carrying a 105mm howitzer, its crew of 6-man, and up to 30 rounds of ammunition in just a single lift. It has been exported under the S-70 designation and more than 2,660 units have been produced to date. The US Army is the largest UH-60 operator with an estimated procurement of 1,725 UH-60A/L helicopters and more than 4,600 aircraft produced for domestic and foreign operators. The US Army expects to upgrade the majority of the fleet to the UH-60M standard by 2020.

The UH-60M is an upgraded derivative of combat-proven UH-60 helicopter. The US Army plans to modernize up to 1,200 existing UH-60 helicopters to the M configuration within the next 20 years. There are no plans for an eventual replacement of UH-60 helicopters through 2025. The MH-60M is a variant intended to support US Army special operations missions. In August 2005, General Electric's CT7-8B-5 turboshaft engine rated at 2,600-shaft-horsepower (shp) was selected to power the newest US Army Special Operations aircraft.

MH-60M BlackHawk Specifications

Main Rotor Blades: 4
Number of Engines: 2
Power
Max Power at TakeOff: 5,200 shp (3,879 kW)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
Year (yr)   Minutes (min)   Second (sec)
Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

MH-60M BlackHawk News

There are 2 news between
10 Jan 2007 and 13 Aug 2007
Monday, August 13, 2007US Army Awards General Electric YT706 Engine Production Contract
Wednesday, January 10, 2007Raytheon to Build Next Generation Aircraft Terrain Avoidance Radar

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