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S-70i International Black Hawk  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 30 September 2011
Maiden Flight: 15 November 2010
Total Production: 140
Also Known As: International Black Hawk, T-70 and T70
Origin: Poland
Corporations: PZL Mielec and Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation*   (*) lead contractor
Parent System: H-60 Hawk
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1979
Total Production: 4,752
Total Cost: USD$100 billion
Family Members: A2C2S, Advanced UH-60J, BattleHawk, HH-60G Pave Hawk, HH-60H, HH-60M BlackHawk, HH-60W, MH-60M BlackHawk, MH-60R Strikehawk, MH-60S Knighthawk, 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.

International Black Hawk is a multi-mission 10-ton class variant of H-60 helicopter to be produced with global partners and delivered from outside the United States. According to Sikorsky the International Black Hawk will be priced comparable to helicopters in the 6-8 ton class. Designed as a modular platform to meet specific requirements from a variety of customers while keeping the cost structure under control it will incorporate new technologies, state-of-the-art equipment and modern manufacturing techniques. The fully digital cockpit will include four axis Advanced Flight Control Systems (AFCS).

Sikorsky Aircraft is promoting the International Black Hawk for global customers outside the United States. Using this approach the company will focus domestic operations on Black Hawk production for the United States military. The International Black Hawk program was launched in July 2006 at Farnborough air show. In September 2006, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation and PZL Mielec of Poland signed a Memorandum of Understanding that would establish PZL Mielec as the assembly center for International Black Hawk helicopters. First aircraft components would be delivered in 2008 and the first International Black Hawk helicopter could come out the assembly line in 2010.

S-70i International Black Hawk Specifications

Main Rotor Blades: 4
Number of Engines: 2
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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S-70i International Black Hawk News

There are 24 news between
10 Jan 2007 and 7 Sep 2017
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Thursday, September 7, 2017Los Angeles County Fire Department Orders Two S-70i Helicopters
Thursday, March 2, 2017Aselsan Takes Delivery of First S-70i Helicopter for TUHP Development
Wednesday, December 7, 2016Chilean Air Force Places Order for Six S-70i Black Hawk Helicopters
Thursday, June 16, 2016Sikorsky and Turkish Industry Launch Program to Build T70 Utility Helicopters
Tuesday, March 4, 2014Sikorsky and Turkey Agreement for 109 T-70 and 109 S-70i Helicopters
Thursday, December 5, 2013Brunei Takes Delivery of Four S-70i Helicopters
Thursday, October 17, 2013Colombia Takes Delivery of First S-70i Helicopters with Terrain Awareness and Warning Capability
Wednesday, April 10, 2013Colombian Army Orders Two S-70i Helicopters
Thursday, March 21, 2013Colombian Army Takes Delivery of Five S-70i Helicopters
Wednesday, February 15, 2012Sikorsky Aerospace Services Announces the Signing of a Basic Ordering Agreement with the Brunei Ministry of Defence

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
Chile6
Aircraft ordered by Chilean Air Force (6)
Mexico1
Aircraft ordered by the state of Jalisco (1)
Turkey109
Turkey ordered 109 T-70/T70 multi-purpose helicopters in April 2011
United States of America2
Aircraft ordered by Los Angeles County Fire Department (2)

Grand Total 1407
 
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