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UH-60V Blackhawk  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): April 2020
Maiden Flight: 19 January 2017
Total Production: ?
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Northrop Grumman and Redstone Defense Systems*   (*) lead contractor
Parent System: H-60 Hawk
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1979
Total Production: 4,780
Total Cost: USD$100 billion
Family Members: A2C2S, Advanced UH-60J, BattleHawk, HH-60G Pave Hawk, HH-60H, HH-60M BlackHawk, HH-60W Jolly Green II, MH-60M BlackHawk, 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 and UH-60Q Medevac
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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-60V is an upgraded UH-60L Black Hawk helicopter featuring new digital cockpit supplied by Redstone Defense Systems and Northrop Grumman. The old analog gauges will be replaced by digital electronic instrument displays under the UH-60V program as well as adding new scalable, fully integrated mission equipment package. All in the UH-60V will replicate the UH-60M pilot-vehicle interface delivering a common training environment. This update follows the Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) standard and supports integration of off-the-shelf software and hardware. The US Army plans to upgrade 700 to 900 UH-60A/L helicopters to the UH-60V configuration beginning in 2015.

UH-60V Blackhawk Specifications

Crew: 4
Main Rotor Blades: 4
Number of Engines: 2
Troops: 11
Height: 5.13 meter (16.8 foot)
Length: 1,976 meter (6,483 foot)
Main Rotor Diameter: 16.4 meter
Width: 2.36 meter
Ceiling: 5,837 meter (19,150 foot)
Max Range: 567 kilometer (306 nautical mile)
Max Power at TakeOff: 3,780 shp (2,820 kW)
Cruise Speed: 77 mps (278 kph)
Top Speed at High Altitude: 100 mps (195 KTAS)
Flight Endurance: 2.10 hour (0.09 day)
Empty Weight: 5,919 kilogram (13,049 pound)
Max Takeoff Weight: 10,660 kilogram (23,501 pound)
Payload: 5,280 kilogram (11,640 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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UH-60V Blackhawk News

There are 5 news between
15 Aug 2014 and 22 Apr 2020
Wednesday, April 22, 2020US Army UH-60V Digital Cockpit Passes Initial Operational Test and Evaluation
Monday, February 13, 2017US Army UH-60V Blackhawk Helicopter Completes First Flight
Monday, February 15, 2016UH-60V BlackHawk Passes Critical Design Review
Wednesday, February 4, 2015Thales Awarded Contract for the UH-60V Flight Management System Software
Friday, August 15, 2014Northrop Grumman to Supply Digital Avionics for US Army's UH-60V Upgrade

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