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Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
28 August 2008
Also Known As: HKP16
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
Parent System: H-60 Hawk
Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
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, Advanced UH-60J
, HH-60G Pave Hawk
, HH-60M BlackHawk
, 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-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. As of June 2005, the total cost of Black Hawk upgrade was estimated at $20.8 billion. There are no plans for an eventual replacement of UH-60 helicopters through 2025. The UH-60M will feature improved payload, new digital cockpit displays, a strengthened fuselage, new composite spar wide-chord blades which provide 227 kg (500 lb) more lift than the UH-60L blade, and more powerful engines (T700-GE-701D). The M helicopters will also feature lower maintenance costs than the current fleet. The new UH-60M helicopter could be available as production standard beginning in 2007.
The UH-60M development program consists of a UH-60A, five UH-60L helicopters, a UH-60Q Medevac model and a new production UH-60M totaling eight airframes. The low rate initial production UH-60M is expected to begin in 2005 with up to 90 existing UH-60s inducted per year by 2012. The US Army may purchase 300 new production UH-60Ms in addition to the 1,200 UH-60A/Ls intended for upgrade. The Pentagon's Defense Acquisition Board (DAB) authorized 31-Mar-2005 the Army's UH-60M program to proceed with Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) of 22 new-built aircraft and up to 40 aircraft until fiscal year 2006. This decision also authorized the first lot of full rate production UH-60Ms.
H-60 Hawk Orders
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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)
UH-60M BlackHawk Specifications
Main Rotor Blades: 4
Number of Engines: 2
Max Power at TakeOff: 3,988 shp
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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UH-60M BlackHawk News
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Monday, February 13, 2017US Army UH-60V Blackhawk Helicopter Completes First FlightFriday, October 7, 2016FMS: Egypt Seeks 67 Common Missile Warning Systems for AH-64E, UH-60, and CH-47 HelicoptersWednesday, September 28, 2016Taiwan and Tunisia Order 10 UH-60M Helicopters Through the Foreign Military Sales ProgramSunday, September 4, 2016Taiwan to Get 24 UH-60M HelicoptersTuesday, August 30, 2016US Army Orders 14 Additional UH-60M HelicoptersTuesday, August 23, 2016US Army Selects ATEC HPW3000 Engine to Power Black Hawk and Apache HelicoptersMonday, August 22, 2016US Army Selects GE Aviation GE3000 to Power Black Hawk and Apache HelicoptersWednesday, May 18, 2016US Army Orders Eight Additional UH-60M HelicoptersTuesday, March 8, 2016US Army Exercises Option for 35 New Build UH-60M HelicoptersWednesday, October 14, 2015FMS: Saudi Arabia Requests Sale of Nine UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopters
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