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UH-60L Blackhawk  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1989
Total Production: ?
Unitary Cost: USD$15 million
Also Known As: S-70A, S-70C, S-70C-6 Super Bluehawk, UH-60J and UH-60JA
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-60A 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-60L Blackhawk helicopter was fielded by the US Army in 1989. It features more powerful T700-GE-701C turbine engines and an improved durability main gearbox. The L model is able to lift up to 9,000 lbs of external load (A model only 8,000 lbs).

UH-60L Blackhawk Applications


Tactical Support Helicopters A2C2S

H-60 Hawk Orders

UH-60L Blackhawk

H-60 Hawk items 1998-2016

View full report Chart includes UH-60M BlackHawk (208), S-70i International Black Hawk (138), MH-60R Strikehawk (120), SH-60B Seahawk (116), UH-60L Blackhawk (70), UH-60A Blackhawk (63), MH-60S Knighthawk (32), HH-60M BlackHawk (25), HH-60W (4), SH-60F Ocean Hawk (3)
6,1998, 39,1999,16 0,2000 30,2001,3 15,2002, 64,2003, 4,2004,1 2,2005,2 11,2006,5 34,2007,25 8,2008,8 17,2009, 7,2010, 77,2011, 190,2012,6 2,2013, 170,2014,3 16,2015,1 87,2016,

UH-60L Blackhawk Specifications

Crew: 4
Main Rotor Blades: 4
Number of Engines: 2
Troops: 11
Dimensions
Height: 5.13 meter
Length: 1,976 meter
Main Rotor Diameter: 16.4 meter
Width: 2.36 meter
Performance
Ceiling: 5,837 meter (19,150 foot)
Max Range: 567 kilometer (306 nautical mile)
Power
Max Power at TakeOff: 3,780 shp
Speed
Cruise Speed: 77 mps (278 kph)
Top Speed at High Altitude: 100 mps (360 kph)
Time
Flight Endurance: 2.10 hour
Weight
Max Takeoff Weight: 10,660 kilogram (23,501 pound)
Min Weight: 5,919 kilogram
Payload: 5,280 kilogram (11,640 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-60L Blackhawk News

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18 Mar 2003 and 13 Feb 2017
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Monday, February 13, 2017US Army UH-60V Blackhawk Helicopter Completes First Flight
Friday, August 15, 2014Northrop Grumman to Supply Digital Avionics for US Army's UH-60V Upgrade
Sunday, July 13, 2014US Army Airborne Radio Upgrade Allows More Data Sharing for Thousands of Chinooks, Apaches, Black Hawks
Thursday, May 29, 2014Saudi Arabia Buys Three UH-60L Helicopters for Training Purposes
Wednesday, July 25, 2012FMS: Colombia Requests Sale of Five UH-60L Helicopters
Monday, November 14, 2011Sikorsky to Perform A-to-L Upgrades on Royal Saudi Land Forces' UH-60A Helicopters
Wednesday, December 8, 2010Japanese Ministry of Defense Selects Mitsubishi to Build 40 Advanced UH-60J SAR Helicopters
Thursday, August 5, 2010FMS: Colombia Requests Sale of Nine UH-60L Helicopters
Monday, May 3, 2010Sikorsky to Upgrade Royal Saudi Land Forces UH-60A BlackHawk Helicopters to L Standard
Tuesday, April 20, 2010Boeing Team Delivers C-130H Aerial Refueling Tanker to Japan

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
Colombia96
Six UH-60A aircraft upgraded to UH-60L standard and 15 new-built UH-60Ls operated by the Colombian National Police, Colombian Air Force, and Colombian Army
Japan40
UH-60J (40) built by Mitsubishi and intended for Search and Rescue (SAR) and UH-60JA Army utility helicopters
YearHoldings
Mar 200626
Saudi Arabia?
A models upgraded to L standard
Taiwan4
S-70C-6 Super Bluehawk (4)
United Arab Emirates20
Helicopters ordered by the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces (10 S-70As in 2008 + 10 S-70As in 2009)
United States of America?
YearHoldings
2014592

Grand Total 1789
Helicopter Turboshaft Engines
CT7-2x2
T700-GE-701Cx2
T700-GE-701Dx2
Helicopter Warners & Sensors
AN/APS-143

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