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UH-60A Blackhawk  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1979
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: S-70A Black Hawk, S-70A Firehawk, S-70C Bluehawk, VH-60N and Yanshuf
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-60M BlackHawk, MH-60R Strikehawk, MH-60S Knighthawk, S-70i International Black Hawk, SH-60B Seahawk, SH-60F Ocean Hawk, 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-60A Blackhawk helicopter was deployed by the US Army in 1979 replacing the proven UH-1 Huey. The UH-60s were employed during the Gulf War in 1991 and many other conflicts during the 1990s. It was employed successfully against the Taliban regime in Afghanistan in 2001 and recently during operation Iraqi Freedom.

UH-60A Blackhawk Applications


Support Aircraft MH-92

UH-60A Blackhawk Specifications

Crew: 4
Main Rotor Blades: 4
Number of Engines: 2
Troops: 11
Dimensions
Height: 5.13 meter (16.8 foot)
Length: 1,976 meter (6,483 foot)
Main Rotor Diameter: 16.4 meter
Width: 2.36 meter
Performance
Ceiling: 5,699 meter (18,698 foot)
Max Range: 593 kilometer (320 nautical mile)
Power
Max Power at TakeOff: 3,120 shp (2,328 kW)
Speed
Cruise Speed: 72 mps (257 kph)
Top Speed at High Altitude: 100 mps (195 KTAS)
Time
Flight Endurance: 2.30 hour (0.10 day)
Weight
Empty Weight: 5,118 kilogram (11,283 pound)
Max Takeoff Weight: 9,185 kilogram (20,249 pound)
Payload: 4,826 kilogram (10,639 pound)
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)

UH-60A Blackhawk News

There are 18 news between
23 Sep 2003 and 13 May 2014
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Tuesday, May 13, 2014Sikorsky to Develop US Army's Autonomous Black Hawk Helicopter for Cargo Missions
Monday, November 14, 2011Sikorsky to Perform A-to-L Upgrades on Royal Saudi Land Forces' UH-60A Helicopters
Thursday, March 3, 2011Sikorsky Aircraft Signs MoU with Trakka Corp
Monday, May 3, 2010Sikorsky to Upgrade Royal Saudi Land Forces UH-60A BlackHawk Helicopters to L Standard
Wednesday, December 9, 2009Rollout Ceremony for US Customs & Border Protection Agency UH-60 A-A to L Recapitalization Aircraft
Wednesday, July 8, 2009Echidna 2A EW System Ready for Deployment on Australian's Black Hawks
Monday, June 1, 2009VH-71 Presidential Helicopter Program Terminated by the US Navy
Wednesday, March 11, 2009BAE Systems Achieves Project Echidna Test Milestone
Tuesday, November 4, 2008Sikorsky to Upgrade Six Colombian Air Force UH-60A Black Hawk Helicopters
Elbit Systems to Equip IAF UH-60 and CH-53 Helicopters with Advanced Helmet Mounted Systems

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
Australia?
YearHoldings
201034
200934
China24
S-70 helicopters ordered in the mid 1980s
YearHoldings
201424S-70C
Israel?
YearHoldings
201449
Taiwan38
S-70C-1A (10), S-70C-1 (4) and S-70C-2 (24)
Turkey100
United States of America1,725
YearHoldings
2014751

Grand Total 1,88711
Propulsion Systems
CT7-2x2
T700-GE-700x2
T700-GE-701x2
Protection Systems
AN/ALQ-144A
Echidna
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